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Re: Turtles and Crocodylians are not Reptiles
I'm left wondering where non-avian dinosaurs and many other taxa fall in this.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:46 PM, T. Michael Keesey <email@example.com> wrote:
> ... 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.
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