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Re: Greg Paul's new (or newly named) iguanodonts
On thing that I noticed about Paul's paper is his attitude to phylogenetic
Nomenclature, not taxonomy!
"[...] The only cladistic designation
Cladistics is something else again!
In contrast, and because of the evolutionary accident
that they represent a terminal clade,
What (if anything) does "terminal clade" mean?
"Redefinition of the Iguanodontidae as a paraphyletic group lying
between set boundaries within the basal, non-hadrosaur iguanodonts
may offer a solution."
Now this is interesting -- a phylogenetic definition for the name of a
paraphyletic taxon! That's the first time such an idea is presented