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Re: THERIZINOSAUROIDS (fwd)
>> Bingo! That's the place. Hans Sues also presented a cladogram at last SVP
>> which also had an oviraptorosaurian clade,
>Has Sues, pray tell, done any published work on theropod phylogeny? If not does
>he plan to?
I'm sure he does, but I don't know where or when.
>> and I have found a similar
>> result with a new analysis.
>Will this be out in november too, Dr. Holtz?
This is one of my talks at SVP, yes.
>> However, almost all the similarities are in the skull, and if you just use >
>> postcranial material, therizinosauroid share derived characters with > >
>dromaeosaurids & birds!
>Gasp wheeze... wheeze... cough splutter ... The prospect of this discovery is
Just sit back & think about it:
Semilunate carpal, opisthopubic pelvis, proportionately shortened tibia &
metatarsals (relative to other theropods), and (possibly on
Nanshiungosaurus) transformed proximal caudals that may have allowed
therizinosauroid tails to do the old 90 degree deflection bit.
Of course, as I said above, the skulls are more similar to oviraptorosaurs.
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