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Re: Maniraptoriformes



On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> As I recall, Marsh put only Coelurus into it originally.

Might be a good name for Clade (_Coelurus_ <-- Neornithes, _Deinonychus_,
_Oviraptor_, _Therizinosaurus_, _Troodon_, _Tyrannosaurus_,
_Ornithomimus_). Under some phylogenies I've seen, that would only include
_Coelurus_, although I have seen at least one (unpublished) where it would
be a bit more extensive in terms of composition.

Or maybe it would be better to heed Padian, Hutchinson, & Holtz's advice
not to name new clades until relationships are better understood ...

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