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Re: New mammalian clade names
In a message dated 9/4/00 5:45:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ELurio writes:
<< Um, why Eulipotyphla, if there is no Lipotyphla? >>
Why not just "insectivora?" If it contains MOST of most of the traditional
"Insectivora" then why not jut let it keep the tradtional name?
I think you have a point there, though sometimes "Insectivora" has been used
for a more inclusive group than Lipotyphla (including, for example,
_Leptictidium_ and allies).
P.S. Am I correct in analysing "Lipotyphla" as meaning "fat and blind"? A
reference to moles, maybe?