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Re: Turtles are parareptiles, and Eunotosaurus is their sister
On 9 June 2010 15:08, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
>> On Behalf Of Dora Smith
>> Turtles aren't reptiles, now. The rest of it got lost in
>> the technical
> Sorry, but really it isn't that technical...
>> I'm afraid that was Eunotosaurus is doesn't tell
>> me much right
>> off the bat. It doesn't sound like the term for "basal reptile".
> Eunotosaurus, a Middle Permian South African reptile:
>> Pretty soon, there will be no reptiles left that are reptiles.
> Using the taxonomy in this paper Reptilia includes two major branches,
> parareptiles and eureptiles.
That is some truly horrible taxonomy. So Reptilia contains
Parareptilia (i.e. that which is "alongside Reptilia"). I guess they
must have Pseudosuchia envy.