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Re: Therizinosauroids (was Re: Giant Birds)
In a message dated 11/11/99 12:04:24 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> In my latest analysis, therizinosaurs are actually
> closer to ovi's than Caudipteryx is, but my work is far from complete.
Yeah, from what little I've seen, I would say this is unlikely. Loss of
maxillary and dentary teeth and the form of the mandible are among the
features that I would see as uniting oviraptorosaurs and _Caudipteryx_ to the
exclusion of the Therizinosauroidea.