[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Removing segnosaurs from Theropoda
From: email@example.com (Jason Head)
> As for "Thecodontians", you don't have to be a
> cladist (and/or strictly adhere to monophyletic groupings), to recognize
> that "thecodont" has NEVER described an actual group of related taxa. It
> was a garbage can ( a la megalosaur), for poorly understood archosaurs, and
> has since been abandoned.
And, pray, what other name is available for stem-archosaurs?
At present I would divide subclass Archosauria into the following
Can you think of another name for the group Olshevsky and I are
By the way, Dr Olshevsky, did you intend to include the crocodilians
in the thecodonts, as your definition implied?
The peace of God be with you.