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Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response

David Peters writes:
> As in dinosaurs, in pterosaurs we've gotten to the point where very
> few really strange lineages are showing up. Most, if not all, dinos
> and pteros found today can be placed into existing slots.

I don't buy this, at least for dinosaurs.  In the sauropods alone, you
have _Tendaguria_, _Agustinia_ and at least one more as-yet unnamed
taxon, none of which fit at all convincingly into any of the
established clades less inclusive than Neosauropoda.  I think there is
_a lot_ still to be discovered -- not just minor tweaks on the taxa we
know and love already, but dramatic departures.

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