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Re: Re: A few more...

>In a message dated 95-10-02 13:55:09 EDT, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
>>You would argue that the hoatzin independantly evolved fingers from all
>>other tetrapods?  That's taking BCF a little too far...
>The autapomorphy is the reversal of fusion of the manus into a
>carpometacarpus, etc.
And an autapomorphy of Sauropoda could be a reversal toward a longer
metatarsal condition.  And that was exactly my point at the beginning of all

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
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