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Re: when is a Lazarus Taxon not a Lazarus Taxon?
On 11/8/06, Anthony Docimo <email@example.com> wrote:
>Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 09:44:23 +1000
>Sorry if I missed this already, but is there a name for the time-inverse of
>a Lazarus taxon, i.e. a newly discovered beast that indicates a long ghost
>lineage BEFORE a group was known to have flourished? An example would be
>Pikaia when it was thought to be a chordate.
I'm tempted to call it "an Adam's Navel taxon".
How about a "Leif Eiriksson taxon"?
T. Michael Keesey
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