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Re: Darwin's young dead pet from Messel

Stunning, stunning, stunning.

Unfortunately, one of the stunning things about it is that there is no phylogenetic analysis. Grand pronouncements about the total uprooting of Paleogene primate phylogeny, yes, but no analysis. Just a few characters optimized on a tree with three (!) taxa, one of which is *Darwinius*.

Does PLoS ONE "deposit at least 100 identical and durable copies in public libraries on at least five continents"? If not, the name *Darwinius masillae* does not exist according to the ICZN...