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Re: recapitulation



On 01/25/98 14:01:24 you wrote:
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>On Fri, 23 Jan 1998, Dinogeorge wrote:
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>> In a message dated 98-01-23 01:57:00 EST, zooamy@zoo.latrobe.edu.au writes:


>Archaeornithoides is of uncertain phylogenetic position, it could well be
>a maniraptoran, in which case it is not damaging to my line of argument. 
>Yes there is the possibility that the avian style tooth is ancestral for
>Archosauria. However given that amongst the pseudosuchia it is only found
>amongst the crocodylomorphs and not in the stem groups leading to this
>clade (ornithosuchids, phytosaurs, aetosaurs, prestosuchids, rauisuchids,
>poposaurids etc.) it is simpler to assume that the character evolved twice
>once in the crocs and once in the coelurosaurs. 
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I talked to L. Chiappe about Archaeornithoides and he said it matches very well 
with the juvenile Velociraptor skull material that was found with the Oviraptor 
nest.

Tracy