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Re: Removing segnosaurs from Theropoda



In a message dated 95-09-01 20:01:03 EDT, jshields@iol.ie (James Shields)
writes:

>Well, if you want to be a STRICT cladist, the term "Non Avian Dinosaur" is
>paraphyletic. Therefore it is impossible for [strict] cladists to talk about
>dinosaurs without also talking about birds.
>
>Am I missing something?
>
>

As you have shown, while monophyletic taxa are desirable, paraphyletic taxa
are often more useful. It's a point I've been harping on for weeks now.

G.O.