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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]
On Fri, 9 Feb 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 96-02-09 01:56:30 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
> Pharris) writes:
> >But there is no ancestor-descendant relation between a parataxon and a
> >"daughter taxon." The latter is simply a part of the diversity of the
> >former. Do you get what I'm saying here?
> Certainly there is. And indeed it is part of the diversity of the former. Do
> you get what I'm saying here?
I understand that the ancestor of the daughter taxon is to be found
somewhere in the parataxon, but so are a lot of other animals not
directly ancestral to the daughter taxon. As I see it, it is better
simply to look at the daughter taxon as part of the radiatin of
forms in the parataxon, which then, as an added benefit, becomes
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