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Maniraptoriformes (was Re: Herrerrasaurus the Herrerrasaur)
>Hmmm....I guess your'e right. But when you mentioned theropodomorpha,
>what are the diffesences between maniraptora and maniraptoriformes?
>(Don't ask me how theropodomorpha could make me think about maniraptora)
Maniraptora Gauthier 1986: birds and all theropods sharing a more recent
common origin with birds than with Ornithomimus.
Maniraptoriformes Holtz 1996: all descendants of the most recent common
ancestor of birds and Ornithomimus.
(and, for completeness)
Arctometatarsalia Holtz 1994: Ornithomimus and all theropods sharing a more
recent common origin with Ornithomimus than with birds.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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