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Re: Non-serpentine lacertids (was RE:WHAT'S GOING ON?)

On Mon, 3 Jul 2000 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 7/3/00 2:35:03 PM EST, tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:
> << Why should it be cut at Aves? Why are the distinctions between
>  _Archaeopteryx_ and basal Eumaniraptora more important than the
>  distinctions between basal Maniraptoriformes and basal Coelurosauria? Or
>  between basal Ornithodira and basal Archosauria? Or between basal
>  Neornithes and basal Carinatae? >>
> Do you have "cutting fear" (tomophobia)? The fear to cut taxa at all, lest 
> they be cut at the wrong place?

But why cut at all, when it obscures phylogeny?

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