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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 taxonomy.

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 seriously.