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Pan-clades, good or bad?
Tim Williams wrote-
> " "Pansphenisciformes" is used here as a name for all taxa more closely
> related to extant penguins than to any other extant avian taxa.
> "Sphenisciformes" is suggested as a name for all parts of this lineage
> a loss of aerial flight homologous with that of extant penguins. These
> definitions are deliberately not formalized pending recommendation of the
> PhyloCode regarding the proposed use of "pan" as a prefix in all stem
> names (Gauthier and de Queiroz, 2001 )
What are others' opinions on using the Pan- prefix for all stem-based
clades? Personally, I find it terribly monotonous.