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Re: Megalancosaurus, Longisquama & other oddballs

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001 NJPharris@aol.com wrote:

> > _Pseudosuchia_ == Clade(_Crocodylus_ <-- _Passer_, _Iguanodon_,
> > _Megalosaurus_)
> >
> >  _Avemetatarsalia_ == Clade(_Passer_ + _Iguanodon_ <-- _Crocodylus_)
> As has already been pointed out, Pseudosuchia should be discarded in favor of
> Crocodylotarsi.

Whoops! Meant to do that.

> For the sister taxon, I would recommend Ornithotarsi, which has the
> advantages of being both more consistent and less cumbersome and which is
> actually equivalent to "Avemetatarsalia", since "flat of the foot,
> metatarsus" is one meaning of Greek "tarsos".

I like it, but ... should PhyloCode establish new names when previous ones
are available?

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