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Re: Defining Ornithischia 2
On 10/3/07, david peters <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The term paraornithischia would refer to a (perhaps paraphyletic, it's too
> soon to tell) clade 'beside' the traditional ornithischia. I would suggest
> that the term Predentata become resurrected for the rest of the
> ornithischians having a fused predentary.
Everybody seems to be using branch-based definitions of Ornithischia,
so your paraornithischians are doomed to remain ornithischians.
(Well, of course I don't really believe they're dinosaurs at all, but
anything that nests where you'd have them is an ornithischian.)
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?