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Re: Asilisaurus kongwe, the Oldest Avian-line Archosaur and the Early Diversification of Ornithodira
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The authors are using the term "avian lineage" to differentiate the clade
> (Ornithodira, or more properly Avemetatarsalia)
> from the "crocodilian lineage" (Crurotarsi or Pseudosuchia).
>ÂTry not too read too much into the "avian" part of the term.
Yes, although I think the "line" (or "lineage") part is the more
misleading part. A lineage is a series, a path -- this is a clade, a
I forget if it was mentioned, but the supplementary information is
Interesting discussion of diet in basal dinosauriforms.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies