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RE: Turtles are parareptiles, and Eunotosaurus is their sister



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
>
> > 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.

:-)

Take it up with E.C. Olson, though. These terms have been around since the
1940s.

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