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RE: Aves and Mononykus
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Timothy Williams
> I wonder - do these analyses examine the relationships _within_ the
> Alvarezsauridae? I remember hearing a few informal comments over whether
> _Alvarezsaurus_ and the mononykines (_Mononykus_, _Shuvuuia_,
> really comprise a monophyletic group. The analyses given in the
> of the Gondwana Symposium do support a monophyletic
> Alvarezsauridae, but do
> other analyses come to the same conclusion?
The Nature _Shuvuuia_ paper also examines in-group relationships in
Alvarezsauridae, and finds much the same result: _Alvarezsaurus_ +
(_Patagonykus_ + (_Mononykus_ + _Shuvuuia_ + _Parvicursor_)).
I know of at least two more studies of in-group analyses of alvarezsaurids
that are in press: will have to wait until they are out to talk about their
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