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Re: Lizards with deltopectoral crests?

Hi Mike,

That pterosaurs and Longisquama are prolacertiforms is established
orthodoxy in this house. Elsewhere, I haven't taken a poll.

Oh, and by the way, the planets circle the sun in eliptical orbits, rather
than the orthodox way -- around the earth with epicycles.

: )  Just kidding. Believe what you want ~ and question everything. Let me
know if you find _any_ evidence to the contrary.

David Peters
St. Louis

Mike Taylor wrote:

> > 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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