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Re: primers

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From: "Michael Lovejoy" <michael@palaeoproductions.fsnet.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:32 AM

John Hunt wrote: Would a cladistic analysis of domestic dogs make Great Danes and Jack Russels monophylitic?

and Jaime Headden mention some studies in reply, however: These analyses were all wrought cladistically, using various DNA and mtDNA sequences.

So, my question:
If these animals' characters had been listed purely from skeletal material, the way we have to with dinosaurs, would the results still be the same?

This is actually slightly unfair. Hardly any two Mesozoic dinosaurs are as closely related as breeds of dogs.