Following Kirk's articulate response to the latest diatribe by Danny
Eibye-Jacobsen I see no point in responding directly myself. I do suggest
that the papers be read by those interested, rather than the inadequate
summary provided by Danny. Reprint requests to the address below.
I will also say that the next issue of Zoologica Scripta contains two
papers by myself and Kristian Fauchald that were foreshadowed in the
original 'articulation of annelids'. These papers directly address the
issue of the monophyly of the Polychaeta and the placement and status of
the 'Pogonophora'. I will make an announcement about the web site where
the data matrices etc. can be downloaded in the near future. These papers
represent a more complete analysis that Danny suggests is necessary.
Somehow he managed to miss reference to them in his close reading of
Rouse and Fauchald (1995) and Rouse (1997).
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