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Re: Dinosauricon Phylogeny: complete

--- Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:
> > From: "T. Michael Keesey" <mightyodinn@yahoo.com>
> > 
> > I've completed the basic phylogenetic tree for the new Dinosauricon.
> > http://dino.lm.com/_temp/nodes.php
> > [...]
> > Comments on the tree are welcome on- or off-list.
> Hi Mike, great job.

Thanks -- always in progress, of course.
> Looks like you have hell of a lot more birds than previously.  Surely
> classifying Aves is no part of your work?  (Especially as it's still
> so controversial even among specialists.)  I'd have expected you to
> let it go after the Nornithes node.

They're dinosaurs, aren't they?

My intention is to show all Mesozoic dinosaurs. The Cenozoic specimens you see
listed are specifiers of sister clades to Mesozoic taxa, or, when the sister
clade is unnamed, specifiers for the largest named clades within the sister
clades. (Some were also added to distinguish certain stem-based groups from
genera, since my provisional system uses genera as stem-based groups.)

Ultimately you'll see the cladograms go to species level for all Mesozoic taxa,
but for the Cenozoic taxa you'll simply see clades -- no internal structure for
named ones.

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