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Tetrapoda (was Re: Phyl tax misunderstandings)



At 09:59 AM 11/16/97 -0500, C. Kammerer wrote:
>Arguments on exactly what "legginess" is aside, isn't there the clade
>Eotetrapoda to enclose Ichthyostega & friends + Tetrapoda according to
>Laurin? This excludes basal tetrapodomorphs such as Elpistostege and all the
>other "fish".

Yes, there is.  However, for some reason, some people on this list object to
the addition of new names to "catch" distal relations of well-established
groups.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661