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> Slight disagreement. While it is true Caudipteryx and Microvenator have
> never been in a published phylogenetic analysis together, the
> segnosaur/oviraptorosaur/Caudipteryx trichotomy has been tested. Both Tom
> Holtz and I have included all three in our unpublished analyses. I find
> (Segnosauria (Caudipteryx + other oviraptorosaurs)), Holtz finds
> (Caudipteryx (Segnosauria + Oviraptorosauria)). Not a consensus, but
> certainly tested.
Oops, forgot Sereno's analysis. It agrees with mine in this respect-
(Segnosauria (Caudipteryx + other oviraptorosaurs)). I suppose this
hypothesis is officially the majority viewpoint, but I'm not saying anything
for certain until I see Tom's paper in the Ostrom Symposium Proceedings (so
about 2010 or so :-) ).