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



In a message dated 7/5/00 4:15:53 AM EST, rayancog@pacific.net.ph writes:

<< If cladistics insists on assiging a name to each node of a clade, then
 there would be an awful lot of names to recognize and use. >>

Quite specifically, if your binary tree has N leaf nodes, then there are 
exactly N-1 branch nodes (one of which is the root node) potentially to be 
named. One would hope that some of these at least are nested within genera 
and can safely be ignored.