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Re: [dinosaur] Mesosaurs (+ parareptiles as diapsids) + Coahuila State dinosaur find history + more
Yes, poor choice of words. I'll be interested to see the full paper, though.
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> On Oct 17, 2017, at 5:52 AM, David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. Oktober 2017 um 20:09 Uhr
> Von: "Ronald Orenstein" <email@example.com>
>> I'll be very interested to hear the rationale for including pareiasaurs
>> among diapsids!
> Rationale? This is a phylogenetic analysis. A broad range of early amniotes
> is included (and already was in the 1995 version), and – unexpectedly (M.
> Laurin, pers. comm.) – the "parareptiles" have come out as diapsids. It's a
> result, not a decision. Now that phylogenetics is a science and no longer an
> art, your own results can surprise you; you don't know in advance anymore
> what your own data support.
>> Not to mention exactly where among the diapsids a turtle-parareptile lineage
>> falls out...
> That will require adding more taxa, because at present the "younginiforms"
> are "the most crownward diapsids included in the analyses" as the abstract