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In a message dated Fri, 11 Aug 2000 3:00:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Ken
Kinman" <email@example.com> writes:
<<Is Coelurosauria considered to be a more stable and less controversial
taxon than Maniraptoriformes (which may or may not include tyrannosauroids).>>
Depends what you mean by "more stable and less controversial". It is easier
(based on currently known fossils) to say what is and is not a coelurosaur than
to say what is and is not a maniraptoriform.
Then again, someone will probably pipe up and say that since tyrannosaurids are
big and scary and don't fit most people's conceptions of a "coelurosaur", they
should be excluded from the group, regardless of where their relationships may
Coelurosauria as a name is also older by a long shot.