mclaugh at mclaugh at
Wed Mar 13 08:56:39 EST 1996

I believe the nomenclatorial (nomenclatural?) powers-that-be dumped
"division" (thank heavens) some time ago, admitting that, the lower you get
(phylogenetically, not morally), the less any distinction between
plant-like and animal-like organisms gets; therefore, such naming
distinctions have little logic. So it's "phylum" for all, and all for

Esther G. McLaughlin
Associate Professor and Chair
Biology Dept.
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55454 USA
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