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> Check any of Rieppel's papers from the last 4-5 years.
> Eusauropterygia (proposed by Tscahnz 1989, not Storrs
> 1993) is used as the nothosauroid + pistosauroid clade.
> Pachypleurosaurs, previously argued by Rieppel (1998) as
> sister group to Nothosauroidea, are presently regarded as
> the sister-group to the Eusauropterygia.
> Pachypleurosauria + Eusauropterygia = Eosauropterygia.
"thick-sided lizards" + "true lizard wings" = "dawn lizard wings"???
> Eosauropterygia + Placodontia = Sauropterygia, thus
> placodonts are the most basal sauropterygians known at
I'm sorry; where exactly to plesiosaurs fit into all of this?
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