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Re: Re: Transitional Fossils
> From: email@example.com (Jerry D. Harris)
> > To my
> > knowledge, no cladist has yet identified an autapomorphy-free organism,
>Actually, they have. The type species of Lagosuchus is held to have
>no autapomorphies by at least some cladists. That is the justification
>for removing Marasuchus from that genus, since it has autoapomorphies.
In fact, Jacques Gauthier gave a name, 'metataxon', for a taxon which has no
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742