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Re: The iguanodont paper

T. Michael Keesey writes:
 > > I just re-read the Gauthier and de Queiroz paper that came up
 > > with Aviremigia, Avipinna, etc.  I don't these these particular
 > > apomorohy-based clades were actually formally erected and
 > > defined, just proposed as prospective clades.
 > True, but that's also true of every clade definition -- there is no
 > such thing as a formal clade definition at present. It's the Wild
 > West until Sheriff PhyloCode (or someone) gets around to setting up
 > office.

... although some useful guidance is provided by:

        Taylor, Michael P. 2007. Phylogenetic definitions in
        the pre-PhyloCode era; implications for naming clades
        under the PhyloCode. PaleoBios 27 (1): 1-6.

which may be freely downloaded from:

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