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Re: Clade II



In a message dated 97-01-23 03:04:43 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.NCR.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

<< Also, given that according to the rules of nomenclature all species
 must be assigned to a genus, then either the genus containing the
 ancestral species is paraphyletic or all living things belong to one
 genus. >>

Indeed, it is very amusing to see, in a few very recent articles on the
origins of humans (even in a 1996 issue of _Science_) that quite clearly
depict the descent of the genus _Homo_ from within the genus
_Australopithecus_, making _Australopithecus_ thoroughly paraphyletic.