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Re: Are dinosaurs really reptiles?



Quoting "T. Michael Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com>:

Problem is, there's no good name for the crown group that I know of.
"Reptilia" has too much baggage. "Pholidota" was once used for a
similar taxon to "Reptilia", but now it's a clade of mammals. Maybe a
new name would be a good idea.

Is there a Scutellata floating around out there already?

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