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Re: Removing segnosaurs from Theropoda

In a message dated 95-08-29 18:59:13 EDT, head@lust.isem.smu.edu (Jason Head)

>        "Thecodontian"??  Me thinks that more modernized terminology would
>be appropriate.

Yes, if you're a cladist ("modernized" = "cladistic" here). But since I don't
mind paraphyletic taxa--and even require them--I use the term Thecodontia to
denote the paraphyletic taxon formed by removing the clades Dinosauria and
Pterosauria from the clade Archosauria (assuming for now that Pterosauria is
still included within Archosauria).