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Re: Pneumaticity in Triassic pterosaurs
Interesting that they didn't even test the other option.
You are sadly mistaken about the "even" part, and therefore about the
"interesting" one, too.
Making a reasonably complete phylogenetic analysis of Archosauromorpha --
no, of the diapsid crown-group, because you say pterosaurs are
lepidosauromorphs -- no, of Diapsida as a whole, because the contents of the
crown-group are very uncertain; not only do the euryapsids and the
ichthyosaurs jump in and out all the time, so do others according to a
couple of talks at last year's SVP meeting -- no, of _Amniota_ as a whole,
because the turtles jump in and out of Diapsida, is not something you can
whip together in an afternoon, or even in three months. It's enough work for
a large chapter in a PhD thesis (...mine, to be exact).
I've been telling you this for years now. The funny thing is, you never even
voiced any explicit disagreement; you never wrote "you're wrong, it actually
is easy"; you just shut up, and then a few weeks or months later you simply
act again as if phylogenetics were like playing Minesweeper.