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NOVACEK AND CARNOSAURIA
Something needs to be clarified...
Novacek doesn't give a rat's #@% about theropodian or even dinosaurian
phylogenetics :) Novacek (as most of you know) is mainly into mammalian
phylogeny (particulary chiropterans and multituberculates). To my
knowledge, Novacek never was senior author or even close to any
dinosaurian papers (he was last author on the oviraptorid egg paper).
Novacek MAY hold this position (his cladograms in Dinosaurs of the
Flaming Cliffs show something like this), but he hasn't published
anything in the peer-reviewed literature.
As for Norell.. Norell is interested in theropodian phylogenetics as
well as crocodilian and varanoid phylogenetics. Norell is probably the
progenitor of the "tyrannosaurs inside a monophyletic Carnosauria" in
recent (post-Holtz :)) times. I don't know if he actually believed or
believes this (I think he may hold a position close to Sereno's;
tyrannosaurs are coelurosaurs but not "maniraptorans").
Anyway, I hope that this clears some things up,
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