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Re: when is a Lazarus Taxon not a Lazarus Taxon?
Wow, is there any Jimmy Hoffa taxon?
On 11/6/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is an Elvis taxon a taxon that is really extinct, but thought by some
> to be still alive (like the Loch Ness plesiosaur)?
An Elvis taxon is when a new species assumes the same form as a previously
existing, but extinct, species. I.e., it is an impersonator of an extinct
There is also the Zombie Effect (when a fossil is reworked and redeposited
in younger sediment).