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Re: Re: A few more...
>>No, it isn't. Neotheropoda is a node-based name (the most recent common
>>ancestor of Ceratosauria & Tetanurae, and all descendants of that ancestor).
>>Theropoda is a stem-based name (all taxa sharing a more recent common
>>ancestor with birds than with Triceratops).
>>The dates for the phylogenetic definitions (with regards to priority) are
>>1994 for Neotheropoda and 1986 for Theropoda.
Sigh all you want, but it won't change the technical literature.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742