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"Avemetatarsalia"



In a message dated 8/22/00 1:29:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:

<< Avemetatarsalia == (Neornithes <-- _Crocodylus_)
 (Avemetatarsalia being Benton's replacement name for Ornithosuchia, IIRC) >>

Eesh!  What a mouthful!

Why not just Avipedia, or Ornithotarsi?
("Tarsos" technically referred in Greek to the flat of the foot, or 
metatarsus.)

Nick P.