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Re: Eoraptor question
---"Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <email@example.com> wrote:
> Larry Dunn wrote:
> >Why is _Eoraptor_ supposedly closer to the basal saurischian than,
> >say, _Herrerasaurus_?
> Because, under the Sereno model, _Herrerasaurus_ shares several
> features with neotheropods that _Eoraptor_ lacks. In other words,
> _Eoraptor_ is less divergent in form from the ancestral condition.
My apologies. I should have clarified that I was curious about
exactly what the most notable of those derived features are.
What does H. have that makes it more "neotheropodish" than little E.?
I haven't been able to find these specifics in my sources, and it will
be a few days before I can get my hands on the '93 Nature paper
(assuming, perhaps wrongly, it refers to H. at all...).
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