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Re: Archaeopteryx's dinosaurian synapomorphies
At 05:49 PM 1/22/96 -0500, Nicholas J. Pharris wrote:
>On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, th81 wrote:
>> > Up on my web page I have an posting by Holtz outlining the 20-30
>> >synapomorphies that Archaeopteryx shares with modern birds.
>> > I'd love to have a similar posting up there that outlines the
>> >synapomorphies Archaeopteryx shares with dinosaurs. If somebody'd take the
>> >time to type them in, I'd be grateful.
>> The characters Archie shares with nonavian dinosaurs are symPLESIOmorphies
>> (shared primitive characters), although all of them are synapomorphic at
>> some level (i.e., Archaeopterygiformes, Maniraptora, etc.)
>Primitive for Archie, but not for archosaurs as a whole!
>I BELIEVE he meant the features that separate dinosaurs from other
>archosaurs (i.e. dinosaurian synapomorphies) that are also found in birds
>(i.e. all of them). That is, the ones showing that Archie is a dinosaur
>and not something else.
Thanks for the translation. What's the old saying? Do what I mean, not
what I say?
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