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Definition of "living fossil"



How about: "a representative of a clade previously known only from
fossils"? This would apply to _Latimeria_, _Dromiciops_, _Mantophasma_
and _Praedatophasma_*, and _Laonastes_.

* Just barely--the other known mantophasmatodean, the fossil taxon
_Raptophasma_, was published one year before these extant taxa.

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Mike Keesey