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Re: Progress in evolution
In a message dated 95-10-28 14:24:51 EDT, kmccarvi@basalt.Mines.EDU (Kata
>>> the state of a character at or just after its initial
>>> appearance in a clade
>George, you almost said it yourself! I'm thinking, what's wrong
>with "initial state"? "Primary state"? Basal? Primal?
>Or a quick cruise thru the thesaurus turns up: principal, chief,
>basic, original, fundamental, first, leading, elementary,
Yeah! Anything like that will do. Now all we have to do is write a scad of
refereed cladistics papers employing that term, and bingo! it's accepted.