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On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Tetanurae wrote:

> In truth, it simply matters on which family was named first.
I knew this, but guessed (wrongly) that Mamenchisauridae was named at the
same time as _Mamenchisaurus_.

> Additionally, as I have said before, Shunosaurus is a much more basal sauropod
> than those belonging to the Euhelopodidae.  The single character used to unite
> them (ossified tail clubs) is probably in error and should be thrown out of
> subsequent analyses [more info is in a prior post of mine in the archives].

Didn't _Omeisaurus_ have a club?

--T. Mike Keesey
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