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Re: Re: New guy

>In a message dated 96-02-07 09:32:08 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
>>>This makes me _seriously_ doubt the proposed relationship between
>>>and _Alvarezsaurus_. If they're going to be confamilial, they should at
>>>have the same pedal structure, for Heaven's sake.
>>Such as Hyracotherium and Equus?
>I couldn't care less about _Hyracotherium_ and _Equus_.
>But--don't tell me they're in the _same family_?!

Ye old Equidae, indeed.  Some, of course, restrict Equidae to the three - to
- one toed horses, but no one restricts it to the single-toed forms.

Of course, if you don't want to use "Alvaresauridae" (as if there is
something holy about the family rank!), "Alvarezsauria" is available from
the same paper.

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