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On Thu, 10 May 2001, Steve Brusatte wrote:
> Do you have a citation for the paper in which it was suggested that
> Mesonychia was not ancestral to whales? I always understood that
> whales evolved from mesonychids. Is it a prevaling view that this is
> not the case, or is it a minority opinion?
The "whippo" model is based only on extant taxa, so I'm not sure that it
has anything to say about _Mesonyx_ et al.
We should probably wrap this thread up before too long, or move it.
T. MICHAEL KEESEY
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