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Re: Therizinosauroids (was Re: Giant Birds)
In a message dated 11/11/99 1:57:49 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Besides loss of maxillary and dentary teeth, Caudipteryx and oviraptorids
> also share a pneumatic lacrimal, subequal parietal and frontal lengths and
> two long caudal dentary processes. Thanks for your input, If you know of
> other synapomorphies, I'd be happy to add them to my database.
There are some fairly striking similarities in the ischia of _Caudipteryx_
and caenagnathids, but I don't have my materials at hand right now and will
have to get back to you on that one.