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Re: GIVING CERATOSAURS THE BOOT
On Mon, 15 Jan 1996, th81 wrote:
> >A pubic foot in _Ceratosaurus nasicornis_ was reported as an impression in
> >sediment surrounding the bone in the original description. Several skeletal
> >reconstructions accordingly give _Ceratosaurus_ a boot, therefore.
> More recent (and, sadly, unpublished) specimens of Ceratosaurus show that
> there is only a small, Carnotaurus-like boot on the pubis.
A pubic foot like that of _Carnotaurus_? Quelle surprise!
> >What are the chances that the Ceratosauria is paraphyletic. I know that, as
> out-group to the Tetanurae, it's well supported in several recent
> phylogenies, but
> >Bakker, Britt and others see a grading between ceratosaurids and
> Actually, the chances aren't too bad. I would have know problem if
> Neoceratosauria were found to be closer to Tetanurae than to Coelophysoidea.
Whoa, hold on. You just sent me a post saying that the Coelophysidae
were firmly within the Ceratosauria. The above
((Tetanurae+Neoceratosauria) + Coelophysoidea) is EXACTLY what I meant to
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Vertebrate Paleontologist
> Dept. of Geology
> University of Maryland
> College Park, MD 20742
> Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
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