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Re: turtle origins?
>I've forgotten Gauthier's exact definition of Reptilia, but I hope he
>didn't use turtles in the definition (which would be like using
>monotremes to anchor Mammalia).
>I think it is fairly probable, perhaps even likely, that turtles are
>either primitive diapsids (which could make Reptilia a synonym of
>Diapsida) or even saurian diapsids (which could make Reptilia a
synonym >of Sauria).
I have to admit to guilt in being out of the "turle loop" but when did
they get moved into Diapsida? I thought the turtles were considered to
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