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Re: Body size terminology
Brad McFeeters wrote, truncatedly:
In some recent papers I have seen dinosaurs described as
> "small-bodied" or "large-bodied" instead of simply "small" or
> "large." Does this actually clarify anything?
In rare circumstances, it means that "small" and "large" are meant
literally rather than in some metaphorical way. A small clade, for
instance, would probably be one with low diversity, not necessarily a
But usually there's no point, it's just a habit.