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Re: NOVACEK AND CARNOSAURIA, plus a "new" taxon
At 02:55 PM 8/25/98 PDT, Matt Troutman wrote:
>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.
And, actually, it's not as if he's actually published a peer-reviewed paper
>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").
Hey, to clear things up more: Sereno actually has tyrannosaurids closer to
birds than I do!! (See his most recent phylogeny in last years Annual
Review of Earth & Planetary Sciences, where the phylogeny for
(Ornithomosauria + Therizinosauroidea) + (Tyrannosauridae +
(Oviraptorosauria + ((Dromaeosauridae + Troodontidae) + Aves)))
Also, just got back from the Canadian Museum of Nature last night. While
there, I came across an interesting historical note. In the box holding the
type dentaries of _Ricardoestesia_, there was an old handwritten note
considering them part of the type of _Steneodactylus pergracilis_.
Apparently this was the name that Gilmore was going to use, before deciding
on _Chirostenotes pergracilis_.
Hope this helps.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661