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Re: The iguanodont paper



T. Michael Keesey writes:
 > I guarantee that for every interesting paraphyletic group you can
 > think of, I can name a dozen uninteresting ones. Here's five for
 > starters:
 > - non-zorapteran bilaterians
 > - non-zorapteran, non-canine opisthokonts
 > - non-zorapteran, non-canine, non-testudine eumetazoans
 > - non-dinosaurian eukaryotes
 > - all eutherians except for Marilyn Monroe

... and her descendants.

(OK, I know she didn't have any, but it's the princple that counts
... otherwise your group could be polyphyletic :-)

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