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Re: Definition of 'fish', & GSP is displeased ;-)
I forgot what exactly Säve-Söderbergh thought about the ancestry of
amniotes. He considered them all fairly close relatives, but with a few
anamniotic animals inside the clade...
Also, the influential von Huene used Reptiliomorpha for a paraphyletic
group; he, too, rejected amniote monophyly.
(BTW, the new search engine is very promising!)
> And after all, things like hagfish and ratfish and lungfish lie
> outside the Actinopterygii. So the word 'fish' is pretty
> entrenched in the English language for lots of
> It's also entrenched for a number of non-vertebrates (eg.
True; but 'starfish' is an exception that proves the rule. Overall,
the vast majority of names ending in 'fish' are, well, fishes (=
Crayfish, silverfish, cuttlefish, jellyfish...