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Why is it that any fossil that doesn't fit the cladogram/theory of the day
called a chimera? Not to say Archaeoraptor is or isn't one, just that this
particular excuse is getting a little overworked (Protoavis, Avimimus,
Yes that is correct for non-theropods too eg.
Tsintaosaurus - hadrosaurine +lambeosaurine according to Weishampel and
Dyslocosaurus - sauropod + non-sauropod (?theropod) according to Wilson and
Perhaps they are just weird? But you know sometimes dinosaurs do not fit
into cladograms becuase they are really chimeras - like the Teratosauridae.
I think Rahonavis and Avimimus are real but Protoavis is probably chimera.
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