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Re: Re: DEFENSIVE RINGS AGAIN
On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, Nicholas J. Pharris wrote:
> "Carnivora," even with a small "c," refers to mammalian carnivores with
> carnassial teeth (all descendants of the last common ancestor of Tom and
> Fido, for all you cladist types). With a small "c," it refers to
> individual members of the order, while with a big "c" it refers to the
> order as a whole.
> Nick Pharris
Cladists - descendants of last common ancestor of Tom and Andre the
Seal? Or did felids and canids radiate before the fissiped/pinniped
branch? Of course, these aren't archosaurs, but any thoughts on the
subject would intrigue me. Thanks.