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Turtles and Diverity was Re: Classification of Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaurs?
In a message dated 5/17/01 6:29:43 PM, email@example.com writes:
<< Ichthyosaurs may well
end up in Archosauromorpha, and the turtles could end up there as well
(that's the one I'm hoping for). >>
WHY?!?!?!?!?! Shouldn't a greater diversity of life living today be far
cooler than greater extinction of forms? Assuming that turtles are anapsids,
isn't that better for the study of life than having them being just a tiny,
insignificant offshoot of the Archosauromorpha like many here are trying to
True this is the Dinosaur group, but still, why try to make EVERYTHING
Archosauromorphs? There was a great diversity of reptiles [classical
definition] during the Paleozoic and Triassic, and to say that MORE of these
"Clades" should be extinct is just awful.
Let's here it for diversity!!!