phyla/divisions

Eric Grunden egrunden at prairienet.org
Sun Mar 17 22:13:56 EST 1996


In a previous article, mclaugh at augsburg.edu () says:

>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
>phylum.
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.........unless you are involved in mycology (like myself), which
still stubbornly holds on to the "division" taxonomic grouping. ;)

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