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Re: Turtles and Crocodylians are not Reptiles - no? What are they?



On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:26 AM, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wouldn't it be better to restrict Artiodactyla to the crown and just
> say that 1) cetaceans are not artiodactyls (but are their extant
> sister group), and 2) raoellids are very basal stem-cetaceans?

Well, some use the term "Cetartiodactyla" to reffer to Cetaceans +
Artiodactyla clade. But for some authors, Cetaceans is well within
Artiodactyla, e.g.

Boisserie et. al 2004. The position of Hippopotamidae within Cetartiodactyla
http://www.pnas.org/content/102/5/1537.full.pdf+html

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Roberto Takata