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Re: Coelurians



>Has the status of _Coelurus_ changed recently?  Are people really
>starting to call coelurosaurians "coelurians?"
>

Not in the technical literature, their not!!  Since 1986, Coelurosauria has
been phylogenetically defined as birds and all theropods closer to birds
than to Carnosauria.

Some folks on the net prefer Coeluria, but the print literature still uses
Coelurosauria.

And, about three or four people are working on the position of Coelurus at
the moment.  Still no published results, except that it is not particularly
much like Ornitholestes!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661
Phone:301-405-4084