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Re: earliest tetrapods

In a message dated 95-08-16 08:13:39 EDT, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)

>Unless George Olshevsky, Larry Martin, or others are correct, and modern
>birds evolved from something other than the Megalosaurus + Iguanodon clade,
>then birds are the descendants of dinosaurs.  As such, you cannot both
>exclude birds from the Dinosauria and use only monophyletic groups.

Let us not misunderstand my thesis(!). Modern birds are absolutely within the
_Megalosaurus_ + _Iguanodon_ clade.