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Re: Some thoughts on cladistics
Ken Kinman wrote:
It does not always make sense to classify an ancestor with all its
descendants to the exclusion of that ancestor's close relatives (especially
I see what you mean. Sort of like putting _Archaeopteryx_ into a separate
"Class Aves", and separating it from its kissing cousins in the
Dromaeosauridae. Indeed, that wouldn't make any sense.
Where're Tim and his gladius when you need them?
Sorry. I was busy rescuing Egyptian priestesses from the belligerent
citizenry. Can't be everywhere at the same time.
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