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Re: natural Groups (was Re: Clade II)



>         However, as Gauthier and DeQuiroz have pointed out (if anyone is
> interested in the ref., please e-mail me, or check out Holtz 1996),
> monophyletic groups are *real entities*, in a sense that no other grouping
> is.  Rather than read my rehash of their arguments, I hope you will want to
> read the paper.

      I'd be more then happy to read the paper.  None of my readings on
cladistics has ever bothered to explain how a monophyletic clade is more
"real" then a paraphyletic group.

LN Jeff
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