Message 2004-10-0192: Re: crown clade convention (long)

Wed, 20 Oct 2004 13:17:20 -0700 (PDT)

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Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 13:17:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: [unknown]
Cc: Kevin de Queiroz <Dequeiroz.Kevin@NMNH.SI.EDU>
Subject: Re: crown clade convention (long)

David Marjanovic wrote:

<<- Neotetrapoda is not widely known. I am certain that by far most o=
those neontologists simply don't know it exists.>>

to which Kevin de Queiroz (Dequeiroz.Kevin@NMNH.SI.EDU) replied:

<That's exactly the problem!  They're not going to use poorly known n=
if they want people to read their papers.>

  Like Panaves? Pantetrapoda? Pansynapsida? Pantheropsida? Eventually
someone will suggest that the absolute total-content clade better
corresponds to use of the vernacular usually applied to crown groups,=
for just such a reason as that cited above.


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to mak=
ing leaps in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to =
do.  We should all learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world arou=
nd us rather than zoom by it.

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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