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Re: *Oviraptor*

Jaime A. Headden wrote:

<<.....and about two other unique lineages (one represented by *Itemirus* [Nemegt], the other by *Ricardoestesia* [Judithian, Lancian]).>>

These could be just oddball members of well-known lineages. _Itemirus_ is possibly either a weird dromaeosaur or a weird tyrannosaur (and perhaps related to _Stokesosaurus_). _Ricardoestesia_ could be a weird dromaeosaur, although I have wondered if it could be some kind of wacky bird.

_Bagaraatan_ though seems to represent a unique lineage of Late Cretaceous small-ish Asian theropod, and _Shanshanosaurus_ might as well.

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