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Re: Lizards with deltopectoral crests?

> Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:06:16 -0500
> From: David Peters <davidrpeters@earthlink.net>
> As the hypothesis goes, the adduction powers of a tree-clinging
> pre-pterosaur, like Longisquama [...]
> On a secondary note, I've been impressed by the similarity in
> overall body shape of Longisquama + the most basal pterosaurs to
> modern lemurs.

Eh?  Did I miss something?  Is it now established orthodoxy that
pterosaurs are derived from prolacertiformes?  I thought that was
still a newish hypothesis, and not widely accepted?

... and, for that matter, is it even established that _Longisquama_
was a prolacertiform?  The old dinosauricon just has it as Diapsida
_incertae sedis_.

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