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Re: seeking clarification on the cladism debate
On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, David Marjanovic wrote:
> > [...] One can discuss non-neornithean _Theropoda_,
> > non-coelurosaurian _Tetanurae_, non-ornithothoracean _Maniraptora_, or any
> > other singly paraphyletic group with equal ease.
> In English, yes. But it isn't that easy everywhere. I can't translate
> "avian" into German, not even "birdy", and to translate "dinosaurian" is
> possible but sounds really ugly.
It would also be possible to use Latin formulations, like _Tetanurae sine
Coelurosauria_ (someone with better Latin correct me if I'm wrong or
propose a better formulation).
"Tetanurae ohne Coelurosauria"? "Uncoelurosaurische Tetanurae"?
(No German vernacular form for _Aves_? Wirklich?)
> Of course that doesn't change the argument. The species *Trichoplax
> adhaerens* had to get a _subkingdom_ of its very own, Phagocytellozoa, a
> phylum, Placozoa, and I forgot the class and order names. (I haven't seen
> the family in use but that must be Trichoplacidae.) All those synonymous
> names for nothing!
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