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Re: Mongolian dinosaur inspires religion in grad student



In a message dated 96-09-28 20:59:35 EDT, znc14@ttacs1.ttu.edu (Jonathan R.
Wagner) writes:

>         A DISTINCT "LIP" OR EXPANSION OF THE DORSAL MARGIN OF THE
> ARTICULAR END OF THE MANUAL UNGUALS.
>         This charachter is only found in (everyone?  Together now...)
> oviraptors, and elmisaurs.  I am aware that there has been a lot of work in
> recent years on the possibility of therizinosaurs being included in the
> oviraptorsaurs (IMHO there is no reason to retain a taxon above the rank of
> superfamily for this clade otherwise).  This new piece of evidence shocked
> the heck out of me though.  I think we have a winner in the segnosaur-origin
> game!

Oh, puh-leeze! You of all people pushing one-character cladistics! And
especially a trivial character like this!