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RE: justification for excluding lagerpetids and/or pterosaurs from a phylogenetic analysis of the Archosauria
David Peters wrote-
> Perhaps not quite alone:
>>From the JVP abstracts of 2008: A SUPERTREE APPROACH TO PROLACERTIFORM
>>PHYLOGENY by SOBRAL, Gabriela, USP, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil; LANGER, Max, USP,
>>Ribeirao Preto, Brazil "the majority consensus tree shows a paraphyletic
>>Prolacertiformes with two major clades: the “Avicephala” clade includes,
>>among others, drepanosaurids, Longisquama, Sharovipteryx, and Pterosauria."
This study is worthless (except for historical interest), since supertrees
aren't useful for evaluating phylogenetic hypotheses. When people will learn
that, I don't know...