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Re: Turtles and Diverity was Re: Classification of Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaurs?

Eric Lurio (ELurio@aol.com) wrote:

<No, that's not it. Mike was HOPING that Turtles were
archeosaurs [sic]. I haven't a clue as to why anyone would WANT

  I dunno, maybe as a reflection of evolution?

  Nobody "wants" turtles to be archosauromorphs (not
archosaurs), it just seems to turn out that way.

  I could give a damn whether oviraptorosaurs are members of
Aves, Avialae, etc. or not. Turtles are turtles, Archosauria is
a crown group for birds and crocs, and it exists no matter how
far one wants to think birds are something special compared to
turtles or crocs....

Jaime A. Headden

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

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