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Re: Lumping Spinosauridae Redux



Mike Taylor wrote-

> > My position is that the most important thing when deciding whether
> > to make two species congeneric is the monophyly of the resulting
> > genus.
>
> The problem with that position is that, by induction, everything
> that's ever lived is a single genus.

I meant "monophyly of the resulting genus to the exclusion of other
currently named genera."

Mickey Mortimer
Undergraduate, Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
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