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Re: New PaleoBios paper - diplodocoid phylogenetic taxonomy



Quoting Mike Taylor <mike@miketaylor.org.uk>:

This way, if _Mamenchisaurus_ and _Omeisaurus_ are found to
be paraphyletic relative to 'higher' sauropods, the clade
self-nullifies.

Ye-es. I think it's a matter of philosophy whether you like such magic disappearing clades or not. I am not personally wild about them.

Why on earth not?

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan