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Tom Holtz called for a question on theropod systematics so here goes!
Does the association of a Caenagnathus jaw with a Chirostenotes skeleton
(reported by Hans-Dieter Sues in the 1994 JVP abstracts)
prove the synonomy of Caenagnathidae and Elmisauridae? Does the monophyly
of the Oviraptorosauria (Oviraptoridae + Caenagnathidae) still stand? If
so does this mean that the arctometarsalian condition arose twice in
These questions intrigue me and I hope Tom or someone else can provide
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