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RE: On the subject of mysterious absences...The Answer



Tim Williams writes:
 > As for "Thecodontia"... it's a useless term.  :-) For the most
 > part, "Thecodontia" was a grab-bag of archosauriform taxa that
 > could not be conveniently assigned to any of the "major"
 > archosauriform groups (Saurischia, Ornithischia, Crocodylia,
 > Pterosauria).

Or, to say the same thing while wearing spectacles that polarise in
the _other_ direction ...

"Thecodontia" is a useful term for all those archosauriform taxa that
do not belong to any of the "major" archosauriform groups (Saurischia,
Ornithischia, Crocodylia, Pterosauria).

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