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Re: phytodinosauria ?
>What is all this talk of the Phytodinosauria ?, it would seem to me that
>you have been reading too much Bakkerian nonsense.. as far as any
>reputable palaeontologist is concerned this classification system is just
>a load of twaddle , another of good old Bob's attempts to be contentious !!.
>I suggest you get another book to read at bedtime !!.~
Not (quite) so fast there - some reputable paleontologists, including Paul
Sereno, suggested an ornithischian-sauropodomorph clade to the exclusion of
theropods during the 1970s and 1980s. Granted, no one has taken such a
clade seriously since about 1987, but this isn't just a case of Buffalo
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092