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Re: Saltopus... a silesaurid?



Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:

>> 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.
>
> Easily enough explained, given that the paper is:
>> >From Benton and Walker (2011)



:-)


Yes, I was being a little tongue-in-cheek here.  When I saw
"Infradivision" and "Subinfradivision" I had a flashback to the
1980's.  I felt a bit queasy...


AFAIK, no 'family' Saltopodidae has ever been formally proposed - thankfully.





Cheers

Tim