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JVP Eothyris and Oedaleops, Reisz et al. 2009
Unfortunate that Reisz, Godfrey and Scott chose only various synapsids,
'Reptilia' and 'Diadectomorpha' to test the phylogenetic placement of Eothyris
and Oedaleops. Not much of a test here. I see only tradition with traditional
exclusions. There are closer sister taxa among excluded clades. Just look for
another non-synapsid clade with a synapsid-like temporal pattern and a wider
flatter skull with orbits closer to the front.
Excellent description, however. Great figures. A good read. Just one sin of
omission that changes everything.