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Re: Even more last papers for 2005



> --- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
> Von: Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>
> Datum: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 13:33:23 -0600

> It's effectively the same thing, in this case.  As you say, Pseudosuchia
> was erected by Zittel to include three taxa that were superficially
> crocodilian-like, but which were *not* crocodilian.  The name "false
> crocodiles" reflects this, so the etymology is an important factor since
> it captures the original intent.

In other words, the etymology was deliberate. (Probably unlike "Paraves".)

More importantly, people followed the original intent = the etymology 
throughout the next century by always excluding the crocodyl...iforms at 
least. In many cases it simply doesn't make sense to return to the concept 
the original author had; in this one it does.

> >What's more disturbing is that Senter defines Ornithosuchia in a way
> >[...]

This will be forbidden by the PhyloCode, so IMHO there's no reason to 
worry. (See you in Yale this summer!)

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