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Re: more questions from the rookie

On Thu, 20 Oct 1994 BPC.APA@email.apa.org wrote:

> could someone please explain sinraptoran (cryolophosaurus) and 
> maniraptoran (as was speculated re afrovenator)?
Simply stated maniraptorans are theropod dinosaurs which are very
bird-like in their development.  Maniraptorans include the families: 
Elmisauridae, Oviraptoridae, Caenagnathidae, compsognathidae, coeluridae,
dromeosauridae, and troodontidae

Sinraptorans are large theropods derived from early carnosaurian stock.
A present the dinosaurs Cryolophosaurus, Afrovenator, and Sinraptor are
believed to have come from early allosaurid stock.

---John Schneiderman (dino@cwis.unomaha.edu)