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Re: Predentata



In a message dated 96-02-05 21:29:01 EST, you write:

>I very much dislike the term Saurischia, BTW, based as it is on a 
>plesiomorphous character.  There must be something better out there.  Too 
>bad all the synapomorphies uniting this clade are so technical and hard 
>to pick out.
>
>

It may be plesiomorphic but saurischia is the best term for this clade.
Besides, when one looks at a skeleton in side view, even a novice,  one can
easily see the classic saurischian (and ornithiscian)  pelvis. 


Regards,
Thomas R. Lipka
Paleontological/Geological Studies