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  • (Plural Elvis taxa.) "The term was coined by D. H. Erwin and M. L. Droser in a 1993 paper to distinguish descendant from non-descendant taxa: 'Rather than continue the biblical tradition favored by Jablonski for Lazarus taxa, we prefer a more topical approach and suggest that such taxa should be known as Elvis taxa, in recognition of the many Elvis impersonators who have appeared since the death of The King.' (Erwin, D.H. and Droser, M.L., 1993. Elvis taxa. Palaios, v.8, p.623-624)" (As described on Wikipedia.)

    March 7, 2010

  • Specimens are often confused with those from a Lazarus taxon.

    February 5, 2007