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Re: Ornithopsida (was Re: Dinosauria---Rejected Name?)



I'm now finally getting this to the list after accidentally sending it to a list member. Apologies to Aspidel.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Gardner" <n_gardner637@hotmail.com>
To: <aspidel@wanadoo.be>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: Ornithopsida (was Re: Dinosauria---Rejected Name?)


> >From: "Aspidel" <aspidel@wanadoo.be>
> >Reply-To: aspidel@wanadoo.be
> >To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> >Subject: Ornithopsida (was Re: Dinosauria---Rejected Name?)
> >Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 10:59:08 +0100
> >
> >
> >From: <NJPharris@aol.com>
> > >
> > > my personal pick is Ornithopsida, a stem-based taxon anchored on
> > > modern birds.
> >
> >An amateur's point of view, not more... :
> >Sounds nice, so scientists's _Ornithopsida_ would include common people's
> >"dinosaurs" + "birds"?
> >And for you, do _Ornithopsida_ fit OUT or WITHIN _Reptilia_?
> >Just a precision I'd like.
> >
> >Friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.
> >
> >
>
> WARNING: AMATEUR PALEONTOLOGIST REMINISCING...
>
> It's weird this would show up. When I was younger and thought the Linnean
> system could be salvaged, I used Ornithopsida as a subgroup below the
> amniotes that contained archosaurs (including birds). I didn't realize
that
> others used it, but anyhow, it worked like this:
>
> Phylum: Chordata
>
> Subphylum: Vertebrata
>
> Infraphylum: Tetrapoda
>
> Microphylum: Amniota
>
> Superclass: Sauropsida
>
> Class: Anapsida
>
> Class: Diapsida
>
> Subclass: Lepidosauromorpha
>
> <==Superclass: Ornithopsida
>
> Class: Archosaurosauromorpha
>
> Order: Champsosauria
>
> Order: Prolacertiformes
>
> Order: Rhyncosauria
>
> Order: Trilophosauria
>
> Subclass: Avemetatarsalia
>
> Subclass: Crocodylotarsi
>
> Superclass: Theropsida
>
> Class: Pelycosauromorpha
>
> <==Class: Therapsida
>
> <==Class: Mammalia
>
> Of course, when I switched to cladistics, I realized I didn't have to use
> all these prefixial ranks...
>
> Nicholas Gardner
> n_gardner637@hotmail.com

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