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RE: At long last: Fruitadens!!



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 

> Great to see this guy named at last. Do the authors find 
> heterodontosaurids as non-genasaurs? If so, their longevity 
> is indeed interesting.
> 

The do indeed find them outside Genasauria, and do make a point of their
long history with relatively little change (earliest K Echinodon and Late J
Fruitadens come out as basal to Heterodontosaurus plus and unnamed Early
Jurassic form).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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