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Re: Phytodinosauria status

George Olshevsky (Dinogeorge@aol.com) wrote:

<Well, I >told< you it was paraphyletic (heh heh). Take a look
at the skull of Jeholosaurus and see whether it doesn't look
like a prosauropod skull with a predentary.>

  Truth be told, I think the skull looks a lot like
*Lesothosaurus*. However, I understand what you mean. The skulls
of "prosauropods" actually resemble herrerasaurs a great deal to
me, as well, and I feel this is based on mutual acquisition of
herbivorous adaptations from the plesiomorphic form, represented
by *Eoraptor*, which is still derived from the basic form
[unknown]. Note that *Eoraptor* also resembles prosauropods to
some degree, especially in having some features of the teeth
that sounds like it was omnivorous....

Jaime A. Headden

  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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