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Re: Owenetta was Re: turtle origins?



In a message dated 8/1/00 1:27:28 PM EST, kinman@hotmail.com writes:

<< I find that very exciting, and 
 if turtles are diapsids, I will move them down next to Sauropterygiformes or 
 whatever diapsid order they turn out to be related to. >>

Maybe archosaurs(!). Alex Downs at Ghost Ranch has this weird armored 
reptile, nearly complete skeleton, that looks like a cross between an 
aetosaur and a turtle. Skull is very turtle-like, but with giant teeth. Can't 
wait to see published description that he's working on.