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Re: Hone and Benton 2009, quick hit
David Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> They compounded
> their sin and created their straw dog when they reported
> that Bennett 1996 placed pterosaurs near or in
> Prolacertiformes, when he did neither.
Sure he did. Look at the cladogram in Figure 3 of Bennett (1996). Pterosauria
are shown as non-archosaurian archosauromorphs - just two nodes up from
> To readers of the DML, this is old territory.
You're not wrong.
> PS. Still glad that Sobral and Langer 2008 were brave
> enough to test Langobardisaurus, Cosesaurus and kin and
> found them to nest with pterosaurs.
This is a non sequitur: the study you're referring to is a supertree (no new
data, no new taxa; just old trees combined).
Sobral, G. and Langer, M. (2008) A supertree approach to prolacertiform
phylogeny. JVP 28, supplement to 3: 145A.