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> >> 3) place Pelecanimimus all by itself in a more derived
> >> group than Ornithomimosauria; which seems like excessive
> >> splitting to me.
> I agree. However, you do exactly that with your usage of "Alxasauridae"
> below. That name is based off of the single species Alxasaurus
You seem to be using a different definition of oversplitting.
I base it on level of divergence represented, not strictly on
size. (Although I try to avoid monotypic taxa, that is not always
possible - especially in a highly diverse group, or a group with
a small number of outliers).
The peace of God be with you.