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Re: What is Saltopus?



George Olshevsky wrote-

> How is this a synapomorphy of Ornithodira when any >flying< bird blows
this
> 50% ratio away?

The same way it can be a synapomorphy if sauropods, stegosaurs, ankylosaurs,
etc. all have higher than a 50% ratio.  It's most parsimonious to think it
reversed several times, but is still usefull for determining relationships
among basal members.

Mickey Mortimer