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Re: cladistics and names

In a message dated 12/21/98 5:11:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,
pwillis@ozemail.com.au writes:

<<Two of my favourites are classifying crocodiles as fish (this was done to
 get crocodile meat into Germany for the cullenary olympics. Crocodile meat
 is not specified on EC lists so it was classified as fish) and Biblical
 records of bats as fowl (Lev 11: 19-23). >>

Even the crocodile thing pales in comparison to the classification of
capybara, those giant semiaquatic Amazon rodents with that ever-so-tasty red
meat, as fish in order for Brazilians to eat them all the time and maintain
their Catholic food beliefs. 

-Christian Kammerer