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Re: Re: sauropod reference.
>In a message dated 95-10-27 00:25:02 EDT,
>STfirstname.lastname@example.org (Darren R. Grocke) writes:
>>"The evolutionary history of sauropod dinosaurs."
>>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, v. 349, p.
>>Mentions the evolution of sauropoda and how the Chinese sauropods form a
>>monophyletic evolution and the evolution of forked chevrons are an artifact
>>of evolutionary convergence.
>This I can believe.
>>In addition he places _Opisthocoelicaudia_ as a sister taxon to
>This I can't believe.
You and me, both!
>>Overall he looks into the phylogeny of the
>>sauropoda, but I'll leave my comments with regard to his system to myself,
>Gotta get this paper!
As do I!
(Personally, I like the Jacobs/Olshevsky version myself, with Titanosauria
as the sister group to a brachiosaurid+ (camarasaurid + (euhelopodid +
(dicraeosaurid + diplodocid))) clade.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742