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Re: Me vs. Makovicky et al.- comparison and consensus

On 10/19/05, Roberto Takata <rmtakata@gmail.com> wrote:
> I see. But we are at risk like that for almost any definition - unless
> we use a particular specimen and not a collection of individuals, even
> some species ended up being paraphyletic! Right, we could take more
> risks with higher taxon as specifiers.
> But... what risk? Ah! Risk of having to modify the definition... not a
> so cumbersome problem.

Well, (as you know) I'm working on a rigorous, mathematical solution
to this kind of problem. Anyone interested can contact me off-list.
Mike Keesey
The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com
Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com