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> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 03:03:55 EDT
> From: Dinogeorge@aol.com
> Not to mention [1] several prolacertiforms show antorbital
> fenestrae, which was (once) an archosaur autapomorphy, and [2]
> prolacertiforms include Cosesaurus, Longisquama, and Megalancosaurus
> in various places in their cladogram, all of which I once included
> in Archosauria as basalmost archosaurs or dinosaurs.  Dave's paper
> gives us a much better handle on the relationships of these reptiles
> and indirectly explains why pterosaurs were considered archosaurs
> for so long.


You speak as though Ornithodira is dead and buried.  Is that so?  I
thought that the pterosaurs-are-derived-prolacertiformes idea was
still just one hypothesis?

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