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RE: Therizinosauroid apomorphies



> From: T. Mike Keesey [mailto:tmk@dinosauricon.com]
> > A little quibble, "Therizinosauria" hasn't been 
> phylogenetically defined,
> > "therizinosaurs" has been...:
> > 
> > "Therizinosaurs may be defined as the aforementioned taxa [_Alxa._,
> > _Enigmo._, _Erliko._, _Nanshiungo._, _Segno._, and 
> _Therizinosaurus_ - TRH]
> > and all others closer to them than to oviraptorosaurs, 
> ornithomimids, and
> > troodontids."  - Russell, 1997, Encyclopedia of Dinos, p. 730.
>
> Well, does this make a difference? Should it?

Don't think that it *techinically* makes a difference.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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