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Re: Archosaur Origins...was:MESENOSAURUS ERRATA.

From: Jaime A. Headden <qilongia@yahoo.com>

> George Olshevsky (dinogeorge@aol.com) wrote:
> <I see nothing contradictory in the system I outlined. What could be
simpler? If it's more closely
> related to modern birds than to any other animals, why not call it a bird
(or, if you like, bird
> sensu lato)?>
>   I see this is an aesthetic statement, so perhaps we should persue this
... no ornithologist (all
> the thousands of them) would agree or accept calling *Titanosaurus* a

I'm not a specialist, but IMHO, could it be correct to name all of them
"DINOSAURS" and say that birds are flying dinosaurs PLUS dinosaurs which
show no finger outside the wing (as some extant birds, and _Hespernornis_ ,
can't fly)?

> If so, then use the easthetically pleasing Thecodontia again?

It sounds strange to me since extant birds have no teeth...

Friendly - LJB.