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RE: carcharodontine furculae
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> AM Yates
> > Tykoski, R.S. 1998. The osteology of Syntarsus kayentakatae and its
> > implications for ceratosaurid phylogeny. Unpublished Masters
> > Thesis,University of Texas at Austin, 217 pp.
> > Therefore, the most inclusive clade with furculae would be the
> > which may equal Theropoda depending on the position of Eoraptor and
> > herrerasaurids. The furcula has been lost in several lineages though,
> > including Carnotaurus, Segisaurus, Pelecanimimus (and probably other
> > ornithomimosaurs), Sinosauropteryx and Sinornithoides.
> Further preparation on Segisaurus has revealed that the clavicles were
> fused into a furcula in that specimen as well. Furthermore the the
> ventral ends of the clavicles of Sinornithoides are broken so they could
> be the two ends of a furcula whose midsection is missing (especially
> since Troodon furculae have been described).
Furthermore, it is not at all clear that the Carnotaurus clavicular element
ISN'T broken: the midline part of the element (fused or otherwise) is not
Incidentally, where is the name "Eutheropoda" published, and what is its
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