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reptile ref.



A new paper by M. Laurin and R. Reisz, 1995, A reevaluation of early 
amniote phylogeny, Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 113:165-223, recognizes the 
Reptilia, but subdivides it into Parareptilia (Testudines, 
Procolophonidae, Pareiasauria, and Millerettidae) and Eureptilia 
(Diapsida, Paleothyris, and Captorhinidae).  Thus, dinosaurs are  
eureptiles.  Nothing is said about birds.  The alleged oldest reptile, 
Westlothiana, is now a diadectomorph amphibian.