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Re: DINOSAUR digest 877



> The formal taxonomic name I was referring to (very obviously I thought)
> was Ganathostomata. The entire gist of my argument was that 'fish'
> should STAY a colloquial name, just as 'reptile' should be. 

The thing is -- "reptile" was coined as a taxonomic term, and has always
remained one, despite common usage. "Fish" has always been a colloquial
term. (Now, if you were speaking about "Pisces" ...)

--T. Mike Keesey                                   <tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu>
THE DINOSAURICON                http://www.gl.umbc.edu/~tkeese1/dinosaur
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