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Re: Therizinosauroid apomorphies



In a message dated 4/3/00 1:06:05 PM EST, conradjack@hotmail.com writes:

<< Anyone have any good (read: demonstrable) apomorphies for 
 Therizinosauroidea?  The abbreviated metatarsals might be one, but I can't 
 accept the downturned dentary.  Most other characters seem homoplasious at 
 best or characteristic of larger clades.  It seems that the best character 
 to support therizinosauroid monophyly is "fragmentary skeleton." >>

Whatever happened to enlarged, elongate, narrow unguals?