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In a message dated 96-01-12 23:24:40 EST, MMraptor@aol.com writes:
>Have you thought about calling it Mesozoic-ware? The only thing that these
>animals seem to have in common is that they lived in the Mesozoic era
>(unless you are including a wooly mammoth, Goddess forbid) as I personally
>believe very strongly that dinosaurs are *not* reptiles.
Not that it will affect the paleo world one iota, but in _Mesozoic
Meanderings_ #2 third printing, I abandon the parainfraclass Archosauria and
go for broke: I call it class Archosauria, and place all modern and extinct
birds, including all theropods, herrerasaurians, and so forth, into the
infraclass Aves within it.
Class Archosauria divides nicely into three subclasses: Thecodontia (which
includes extant crocodylians among its eight orders), Pterosauria, and
Dinosauria. Dinosauria divides nicely into two infraclasses: Phytodinosauria
So--dinosaurs are no longer considered reptiles in _MM_ #2. They're