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Re: Archaeopteryx's dinosaurian synapomorphies
> Up on my web page I have an posting by Holtz outlining the 20-30
>synapomorphies that Archaeopteryx shares with modern birds.
> I'd love to have a similar posting up there that outlines the
>synapomorphies Archaeopteryx shares with dinosaurs. If somebody'd take the
>time to type them in, I'd be grateful.
You've already mentioned them!!
The characters Archie shares with nonavian dinosaurs are symPLESIOmorphies
(shared primitive characters), although all of them are synapomorphic at
some level (i.e., Archaeopterygiformes, Maniraptora, etc.)
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742