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Re: [crocodile reversed or normal]

"Tracy Ford" <tlford@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> I?ve a quick question. If Ornithosuchians have crocodile reversed > ankles,
why are they pseudosuchians since ?pseudosuchians? have > crocodile normal
ankles. I should remember this but, dinosaurs have > crocodile normal ankles?
> Tracy

Dinosaurs (like most extant reptiles) have mesotarsal ankles. This is used as
one of the defining criteria of ornithodira, though you probably already knew

If you meant which group did dinosaurs spawn from then the general consensus
seems to be crocodile reversed, though I'm not sure why.


Jurassosaurus's Reptipage: A page devoted to the study of the reptilia:


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