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Re: Thecodontia defined and saurischian Marasuchus
T. Michael Keesey wrote:
Not so--_Pterosaurus_ is a hymenopteran genus. Thus, _Ornithodira_
sensu Kischlat is roughly synonymous with _Bilateria_,
_Pterosauromorpha_ sensu Kischlat is roughly synonymous with
_Ecdysozoa_ or _Protostomia_, and _Dinosauromorpha_ sensu Kischlat is
roughly synonymous with _Deuterostomia_. :)
Actually, sorry to disappoint (I really am - I thought it was hilarious
too). The hymenopteran genus is actually _Pterosarus_ Timberlake 1967, not
_Pterosaurus_. It's a genus of bee, now considered a junior synonym of
_Protandrena_. There's also a _Heterosarus_ and a _Melanosarus_.
AFAIK, there is no genus named _Pterosaurus_.