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Fossil species

In a message dated 2/4/02 7:09:11 PM, dinoland@lycos.com writes:

<< >Too bad there is no real scientific method for determining what belongs to
>a genus. 

Certainly.  Every Linnaean rank above species, as mentioned in a previous 
post, is completely arbitrary and based on the observer. >>

I don't really see *fossil* species as being much, if any, less arbitrary 
than genera. 

Caitlin R. Kiernan