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Re: Hippo-whale paper



Quoting Christopher Taylor <ck.taylor@auckland.ac.nz>:

> It's on PNAS, but it's hidden among the 'Early Edition' papers (in other
> words, it's due to be published in a later number). You can access the
> abstract (and a link to the pdf) at
> http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0409518102v1
>
> Boisserie, J.-R., F. Lihoreau & M. Brunet. The position of Hippopotamidae
> within Cetartiodactyla.

Thank you very much!

But what is this "Cetartiodactyla" crap?  If whales are most closely related to
hippos, then whales are artiodactyls, full stop.  No Cetartiodactyla necessary.

Nick Pharris
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan