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RE: New theropod phylogenetics paper :-)
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Williams, Tim wrote:
> >The only way you can get around this is to cladistic redefine Reptilia,
> >and that is exactly what strict cladists have been doing for years, and
> >they can't even decide among themselves which of their warped definitions
> >should be adopted.
> It's funny you mentioned "warped definitions". [snipped]
It's also funny that there is only ONE phylogenetic definition of
_Reptilia_, namely Clade(_Crocodylia_ + _Lepidosauria_ + _Testudines_).
With so many clades that could be validly criticized for having multiple
definitions in usage, why pick this _Reptilia_, which has only one?
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