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Re: T-J Extinction event article (more media errors?)

In a message dated 5/11/01 5:09:35 PM EST, david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:

<< This is an example how the use of paraphyletic taxa can mislead. "Both" 
 living descendants, so they aren't extinct, even though no actual members of
 the actual paraphyletic groups survive. >>

This is not misleading; but it may be confusing because the paraphyletic 
groups under discussion have not been adequately defined. Define a 
paraphyletic group as the difference between an  inclusive clade and one or 
more of its included clades and there's no confusion.