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Odp: Re: Paleozoic tetrapod papers



> But there's nothing wrong with having homonymous higher-level clades.

Disagree.

> So what if there's two clades with the same name?  For example,
> Tardigrada is both a clade ("phylum") of invertebrates (water bears)
> and a clade of mammals (sloths).

Names in any system are to be precise. "Tardigrada is a species-rich clade of 
Early Palaeozoic origin" without additional context, in a general audience 
book, can be missleading until information is given as to which Tardigrada the 
sentence refers to.

Dawid