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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_
On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Ken Kinman wrote:
> I suspect that Caudipteryx and Microvenator will end up in a family
> together. If so, I just hope someone has formally proposed a family
> Microvenatoridae, so we don't have to mess with the question of
> Caudipteridae vs. Caudipterygidae.
Caudipteridae is definitely wrong; if there's any choice, it would be
between Caudipterygidae (as in Archaeopterygidae) or Caudipterychidae (as
in Baryonychidae). I'm pretty certain the former would be the correct one.
"Basal Oviraptorosauria _sensu lato_" is probably safest until more
studies are done, anyway.
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