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Re: Benton and Kinman (long)
In a message dated Sat, 27 Oct 2001 11:50:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Ken
Kinman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thanks David,
> Benton's 1997 classification is a valiant effort to store cladistic
> information, while at the same time recognizing some paraphyletic groups.
> He obviously recognizes Crocodylia sensu lato and separates Aves from
Hm. It doesn't look to me like he separates Aves from Reptilia. It looks like
he stuffs a "class" (Aves) into a "division" (Maniraptora) (which is really
what you're doing, too, if you'd only admit it), which really seems to stretch
the concept of rank beyond usefulness.