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Turtles and Crocodylians are not Reptiles

... at least according to the new taxonomy that CNAH has adopted:

(And, to keep it on topic, neither are dinosaurs, including avians.)

Odd move, since there's already a perfectly good name for their
restricted Reptilia (namely, Lepidosauria). And the other other
attempt at "cladifying" Reptilia that I know of is Gauthier's, which
makes it more inclusive (adding avialans to the general tradition

Also, Osteichthyes is disbanded (or at least not mentioned), but,
strangely, a paraphyletic Sarcopterygii (now a class) persists.

T. Michael Keesey
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Exopolis, Inc.
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