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Re: Saltopus... a silesaurid?
The thing is, several previous studies have speculated that
_Lewisuchus_ and _Pseudolagosuchus_ are actually the same taxon -
with Nesbitt et al. (2011; the _Asilisaurus_ paper - Supp Info)
describing this issue in detail. Although Nesbitt et al. "strongly
suspect that _Lewisuchus_ and _Pseudolagosuchus_ are the same taxon",
they refrained from formally synonymizing the two.
So... just to make sure... the idea that *Lewisuchus* is actually a
crurotarsan is history?
Another interesting thing in the Benton and Walker paper is that the
tree (which is based on characters in Brusatte et al., 2010) finds
decent support (61%) for a _Scleromochlus_ + Pterosauria clade
(=Pterosauromorpha - although not given here).
Are non-archosauromorphs included in the matrix?
Finally, one peculiar aspect of the paper is the usage of ranks in
the systematic treatment of _Saltopus_: Infradivision
Dinosauromorpha, Subinfradivision Dinosauriformes, etc. I can't see
the point of these quasi-Linnaean ranks at all.
Nobody can, except Benton.