You wrote "The type genus of this clade, Pholidosaurus, ...", but I question the validity of this formulation. The concept of "type genus" is a nomenclarural concept, which under the Code applies to NAMES of families, subfamlilies, tribes, etc., not to clades or even taxa (there are no "types" of taxa, as this would rely on a typological approach to taxonomy). In contrast, the concept of "clade" is a phylogenetic, i.e. neither nomenclatural or even taxonomic concept. Clades do not have "type genera", although they may have "phylogenetic definitions". Definitions are based on verbal statements, not on real specimens as it is the case for "type genera". The use of a precise terminology is important in such publications.
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