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Re: Birds?Dinos?



>ok, we probably been over this (on the list) in the past-but...
>why the 'most recent common ancestor of _Triceratops_" equaling
>Dinosauria??
>Why not Igunanodon as it's historical connection as first named
>Dinosaur?
>Was this picked from a hat or was there a better reason?
 
I think it was only because Triceratops was the first one to be proposed. It may also be because it is extremely popular, or because ceratopians are often but at the extremity of a cladogram (I know this has no importance).

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>-Betty Cunningham
>
 
Best regards.
 
 
Félix Landry
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