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Re: Where have all the ornithischians gone?
In other words, I did use PAUP. My feeble use of humor was meant to
indicate that no matter what method you use, you'll get the same results
? if you include these taxa.
PAUP nests everything, as you know, so I'm going to get "a hit"
somewhere. Among 124 diapsids (with no more than a few in every clade)
Lotosaurus comes out closest to Silesaurus and Pisanosaurus.
I was also surprised.
Of course I can't comment this at all as long as I can't see your matrix,
and I'm sure this holds for everyone else as well. Were there enough
rauisuchians and aetosaurs in your matrix, were there enough basal
archosauriforms (*Euparkeria*, *Yonghesuchus*, Proterochampsidae,
Erythrosuchidae, and so on), were there enough basal dinosauromorphs (there
aren't many of those), how many herbivory-related and thus perhaps
correlated characters did you use, did you use characters like the
rauisuchian-aetosaurian hip and the various ankle types, how many characters
are there in the first place, and so on? _How much_ less parsimonious are
alternative arrangements? Did you add *Revueltosaurus*... oh, wait, you
can't have, its postcrania aren't described yet...