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Croc classification (was Re: Sarcosuchus and Dumbing things down)
>From: "David Marjanovic" <email@example.com>
> What has become of Eusuchia?
It's still very much alive, both in a traditional and a cladistic sense.
>Does it have a cladistic definition?
Yes, but who cares.
>If not, it
> somehow cries for being the crown group AFAIK, which would make Crocodylia
> an IMHO better idea for the node that's named Crocodyliformes.
Or 'we' could just forget about Crocodylia all together, dispense with the
idea of crown groups being all important, go back to a system that worked
for 130 years and get on with something more productive.
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