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Re: MESENOSAURUS ERRATA.
> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 03:03:55 EDT
> From: Dinogeorge@aol.com
> Not to mention  several prolacertiforms show antorbital
> fenestrae, which was (once) an archosaur autapomorphy, and 
> 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?
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor | <firstname.lastname@example.org> | www.miketaylor.org.uk
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