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Re: Rauisuchids and Thecodonts
> Is Thecodont a term that encompasses such animals as the Rauisuchids and
A cladist would treat the term as an informal one, rather than
as the name of an actual taxon. I prefer to retain the taxon
> Or are Thecodonts a separate group with representatives such as
This is also a thecodont, along with things like Erythrosuchus,
and the aetosaurs.
> Also, did Phytosaurs continue on into the late Mesozoic along with
> crocodilians, or did they succumb at the T-J boundary?
They died out fairly early, though I think some may have
survived into the Early Jurassic.
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