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Re: Definition of "living fossil"

What would happen to birds under that definition - if we consider that
birds could be representatives of a group (clade) perviously thought
to have gone extinct long time ago.


Roberto Takata

On 5/25/07, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
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.

Mike Keesey