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Re: Taxonomy is insane/Economic Paleontology



> There are a large number of "economic" paleontologists who DO have a
>very real impact on the "bottom line" of many oil companies.  We are
>micropaleontologists who provide very detailed analyses of the rocks
>drilled in the search for oil.  Multi-million dollar decisions are
>sometimes based on biostratigraphy from these individuals. 

Point taken.  I redefine my case in saying that for *vertebrate* 
paleontologists, there are not many economic potentials.

Rob

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