Message 2001-06-0026: Re: Fwd: Vermes

Mon, 30 Apr 2001 10:04:52 +0200

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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 10:04:52 +0200
From: Michel Laurin <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Vermes

Hi all,

>Personally, I don't mind using _Synapsida_ (and _Therapsida_) as clades --
>I've done so for years. I'm just thinking of "selling" the system to a
>wider audience, some of whom may find these conversions (and those of
>_Reptilia_, _Osteichthyes_, etc.) hard to swallow, especially when other
>names for the clades are already in existence (however obscure).

	Actually, I don't think that this will be a problem.  Many vertebrate=
 paleontologists (including myself) have been using Synapsida in this=
 monophyletic sense for so long, that I think this is already considered the=
 normal meaning of that name.


	Michel Laurin
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