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Re: a lot of fog (halkieriids)

On Fri, 15 Feb 2002 02:49:25  
 Ken Kinman wrote:
>     I suppose Conway Morris' idea is sort of appealing in a "ontogeny 
>recapitulates phylogeny" sort of way.   About 6-7 years ago, I spent several 
>months (in my spare time) reviewing the pertinent literature, and concluded 
>this was a case of brachiopod larval characteristics being paedomorphically 
>held over into the halkieriid adult stage.

Okay, fine.  I think both ideas are parsimonious.  But, why exactly a 
paedomorphic change?  Why not a peramorphic change like that seen in juvenile 
_Neocrania_?  I'm curious to see what evidence you gathered from the literature 
(you can post it to the list or send it to me offlist when convenient...I know 
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