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RE: Unorthodoxies in Reptilian Phylogeny [Romer 1971]

Thanks for the comments, David.
> In
> fact, the only vertebrate "class" whose monophyly wasn't doubted were
> the birds, whose direct descent from *Archaeopteryx* was somehow taken
> for granted; bird polyphyly had to wait for Kurochkin 1996.

There were others long before Kurochkin.  Vogt (1879) believed dinosaurs were 
possible ratite ancestors, while Archaeopteryx was a carinate ancestor.  Mivart 
(1881) and Wiedersheim (1886) derived ratites from dinosaurs and carinates from 

Mickey Mortimer
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