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Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential race



On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Anthony Docimo <keenir@hotmail.com> wrote:
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>> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:56:12 -0700
>> From: keesey@gmail.com
>> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>> Subject: Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US 
>> presidential race
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>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Anthony Docimo <keenir@hotmail.com> wrote:
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>> > We've demolished groups such as Pachyderma, relocating its members 
>> > (rhinos, elephants, etc) to their true relatives...and yet the tuatara, 
>> > aardvark and pangolin are set aside in their own groups with no near 
>> > extant relatives.
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>> > so, if there is no way to quantify it, why do we keep them separate?
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>> But they aren't "separate". Sphenodon* is in Lepidosauria, along with
>> its extant sister group, Squamata.
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>  But Sphenodon gets a number of (ranks?) above Genus to itself

It does? Last I checked there are dozens of non-Spenodon sphenodntids
and non-sphenodontid sphenodontians. They just happen to all be
extinct.

Matt