[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: pterosaurs, bats, flying theropods
--- "Jaime A. Headden" <email@example.com> wrote:
> David Marjanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> <Morphologists have long assumed a grouping called Archonta, which
> contained Primates, Scandentia, Dermoptera, Chiroptera and in later
> versions Lagomorpha and sometimes Macroscelidia.>
> It was Stephan Pickering's post that suggested that someone actually
> tried to suggest bats _were_ primates, not that they were a sister-group
> or a clade within a sister-group. This is what I was intrigued about.
Well, that was Linnaeus' original scheme!
His original Primates included four genera: _Homo_, _Simia_ (now non-hominin
_Anthropoidea_), _Lemur_ (now non-anthropoid _Primates_ + _Dermoptera_), and
_Vespertilio_ (now _Chiroptera_). It was equivalent to Archonta, except for the
omission of _Scandentia_ (was he even aware of tree shrews?).
=====> T. Michael Keesey <email@example.com>
=====> The Dinosauricon <http://dinosauricon.com>
=====> BloodySteak <http://bloodysteak.com>
=====> Instant Messenger <Ric Blayze>
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now.