Re: NANFA-- What *is* a fish?

Patrick Ceas (
Thu, 12 Jun 2003 14:50:59 -0500

Patrick Ceas wrote:

>Unfortunately even Plato calls whales fishes.

Aristotle did distinguish between whales and fishes. I know of one
writing where he calls both sting rays and Actinopterygiians "fishes" --
but I'm not sure if he ever used "fish" to eventually refer to only one
monophyletic group.
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