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evolution of land organisms from water organisims

Mark Siddall mes at zoo.toronto.edu
Thu Sep 22 22:47:54 EST 1994

In article <kathes.1130610920A at usenet.rpi.edu> kathes at rpi.edu (Scott Kathe) writes:
>The most recent issue of National Wildlife has a very basic article on
>mudskippers.  It may serve as good introductory material.  I realize that

Since when is "organisms" synonymous with "vertebrates"??????
Phylogeny suggests that, for example, oligochates have moved to and from 
 terrestrial habitats a multitude of times.  Leeches a couple of times
too.  Undoubtedly arthropods as well.  Let's not forget bacteria and
a butt-load of protists!!!

Geeze how I dislike vertebro-centrism!


Mark E. Siddall                "I don't mind a parasite...
mes at vims.edu                    I object to a cut-rate one" 
Virginia Inst. Marine Sci.                     - Rick
Gloucester Point, VA, 23062

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