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Re: Unorthodoxies in Reptilian Phylogeny [Romer 1971]
Not so long time ago I've read a 1925 article by Siemiradzki, a famous
Polish paleontologist, at that time - unfortunatelly - enhanced by works of
French, Albert Gaudry. The paper was on the evolution of the vertebrates.
Some of the most interesting statements: birds come from sauropods,
doplhins - from ichthyosaurs, whales - mosasaurs, ungulates - ceratopsians,
pholidotans - stegosaurians, glyptodonts - pareiasaurs, pterosaurs are
monotremates or marsupials. Vertebrates (fish) are polyphyletic, and come
from different groups of arthropods (eurypterids, trilobites, Triops)!
I wonder how soon we will be laught.