Talk:Avemetatarsalia

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Hi Dinoguy2, long time no write. You've been doing cool stuff. I'll take your word for it as far as avemetatarsalia having precedence. How would you feel if we include the fifth paragraph in the first paragraph, so that the people whoa re redirected will know right away that the two clades are synonymous?Jbrougham (talk) 20:48, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Too much waffle?[edit]

So, I was trying to locate an actual defnition of what an Avemetatarsalian is but the closest thing I could find on this page is "Archosaurs that are closer to birds than crocodiles" which very vague to say the least. Now, I've found a website (http://mason.gmu.edu/~gbirchar/Dinobiol/dinochar.htm) that provides some defining characteristics if you scroll down and I was thinking of adding them to the page, usurping the heading "classification" and giving the information already under that title a new name like "Etymology" or something equally more fitting. I think this would be more accurate and informative than what we have now, thoughts? The Talking Toaster (talk) 16:36, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

In modern classification, groups are defined by their relationships, not their physical characteristics directly. So that kind of information should be included under Description. Anyway, that page doesn't seem to cite its sources, so we wouldn't be able to make the information verifiable. MMartyniuk (talk) 18:39, 7 June 2011 (UTC)