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Re: oviraptors



At 03:59 PM 1/9/96 -0800, you wrote:
>What do ya' think of this:
>Microvenator
>  |
>  |-Caenagnathidae.
>  |
>  |-"Oviraptor" mongoliensis.
>    |-Conchoraptor.
>      |-Oviraptor philoceratops.
>        |-Ingenia.
>          |-Kakuru?
>            |-Avimimus.
>              |-The rest of the alvarezsaurids.
>                |-Aves.

Where in the tree would you place:
Caenagnathidae/Elmisauridae?

Dromaeosauridae?
(or, if you will, Dromaeosaurus and Velociraptorinae)

Archaeopteryx?

Therizinosauroidea?

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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