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Re: Therizinosauroid apomorphies



In a message dated 4/4/00 7:06:51 PM EST, tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:

<< Since Segnosauria hasn't been phylogenetically defined, there is no way to
 show that it is truly a synonym of Therizinosauria, anyway. Segnosauria is
 still open to phylogenetic definiton. >>

This can easily be rectified. I would prefer to make Segnosauria as inclusive 
as possible, so that Therizinosauria would >not< be a synonym (unless it was 
already defined this way--so many def's kicking around these days, it's hard 
to keep them straight). Segnosauria: all maniraptorans more closely related 
to Segnosaurus than to (fill in your favorite segnosaur outgroup here).