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Re: MULTIPLE INCLUSIVE ANCHORS?



 
("Pangalloanserae" suggested for Clade(_Phasianus gallus_, _Anas anser_
<-- _Fringilla domestica_).)>>

[...]
--+--Gallus
  `--+--Anser
     `--Fringilla


would indicate that this supposed stem based clade  is actually composed of two different stems that are serial outgroups to Fringilla, and polyphyletic.

Am I missing something here?
No. In such cases Pangalloanserae indeed self-destructs, it is inapplicable under this phylogenetic hypothesis. Fully allowed by the current draft of the PhyloCode, and unlikely to be forbidden.
 
IMHO a good thing sometimes -- I'd rather have that, say, Articulata (annelids + panarthropods, not the brachiopods with elaborate shells) self-destructs than it becomes synonymous to Protostomia.