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RE: thanks and a note about _Alxasaurus_

--On Mon, Feb 1, 1999 10:28 AM -0500 "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr."
<th81@umail.umd.edu> wrote: 

>  2ndary propuby of oviraptorosaurs is could be derived from
>>a propubic ancestor? 
> Well, of course, they ULTIMATELY are from a propubic ancestor, since that
> the ancestral condition for all theropods (indeed, all tetrapods!).

oops!  poor proofreading on my part.  the question was intended to be,
"Could the 2ndary propuby of oviraptorosaurs be derived from an vertical

This question was answered by Dr. Holtz in that it is hard to tell, one
would have to go from outgroup relationships.  

Thanks for the extended reply.  One new image of the animal is on the way
tonight or tomorrow and another later in the week.  

Thanks to others who have replied as well.  

Jack Conrad