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Re: Sauropod Phylogeny (was bird origins)




On Sun, 8 Oct 1995 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

>
> Sauropod/prosauropod phylogeny is a lot easier to determine and comprehend
> than theropod phylogeny!
> 

Could you please send some sort of summary of your view of their 
phylogeny (particularly the Sauropoda)? To me it seems that convergence 
is more rampant here than anywhere than anywhere else in the dinosaurs 
(except perhaps modern aves), perhaps this due to having a limited number 
of ways to build a truly gigantic body.Then again maybe its just that the 
theropods have been grabbing the spotlight for too long!

Adam Yates