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Re: when is a Lazarus Taxon not a Lazarus Taxon?

On 11/8/06, Anthony Docimo <keenir@hotmail.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 The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com