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Re: Longisquama (was: Flightly PaleoWorld)



In a message dated 95-11-29 11:30:45 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
writes:

>>>What's a pseudosuchian?
>>
>>My apologies...Examining my more current dinosaur references, I find that
>>this term is apparently archaic.  It referred to a group (apparently not
>>phylogenically kosher) of theropod-like advanced thecodontians.
>>
>>                             -- Dave
>Actually, you still haven't been looking at the right refs.  :-)
>Pseudosuchia is phylogenetically defined as crocodilians and all taxa
>sharing a more recent ancestor with crocs than with birds.  The taxon
>"Crurotarsi", which some prefer, is a junior objective synonym.
>
>

We can't have "archaic" and eat it, too.