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Re: Cearadactylus - long, but with sausages
HP Unwin commented:
Yes, not surprisingly, there is some homoplasy in my analysis. But as
Pteranodon, Nyctosaurus and Quetzalcoatlus are deeply nested within other
clades the homoplasy is clear.
I'd hardly be able to criticize the analysis itself, but this statement as
written is circular. How do we know some characters are homoplastic?
Because the animals are in other clades. How do we know the animals are in
the other clades? Because the characters which would remove them from those
clades are homoplastic.
I'm sure that that's not your argument; I'd just appreciate a restatement to
help me understand.