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Re: Giant birds
In a message dated 11/9/99 2:25:01 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< > Aves and Thecodontia at least have priority over Ornithosuchia and
> Pseudosuchia, respectively.
Well, Amniota has priority over Alvarezsauria, but it doesn't mean they're
the same taxon. >>
If you were to define Alvarezsauria to be the same taxon, then Amniota would
have priority as the name for this taxon. Of course, nobody has even
suggested such a definition. As I defined them in my email, Aves is the same
as Ornithosuchia and Thecodontia is the same as Pseudosuchia, so the former
names would have priority.