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RE: Maniraptoran Tyrannosaurs



On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Nicholas Gardner wrote:

> Neocoelurosauria

Properly _Maniraptoriformes_.

> |  `--+--Enigmosauria

In quotes, please! (If at all.)

> |     |  |     `--Oviraptoroidea

Is this properly _Caenagnathoidea_ or _Oviraptoroidea_?

Actually, I've seen _Oviraptorosauria_ applied to this group
(Clade(_Oviraptor_ + _Chirostenotes_)), as well as to what is here called
"Enigmosauria" (my own proposed term for Clade(_Enigmosaurus_ <--
_Passer_), or possibly Clade(_Oviraptor_ + _Enigmosaurus_), from about 5+
years ago -- never published anywhere).

You missed _Paraves_ (Clade(_Neornithes_ <-- _Oviraptor_)).

> |     `--Tyrannoraptora
> |        |--Eumaniraptora
This is not _Eumaniraptora_...
> |        |  |?-Troodontidae
> |        |  `--+--Aves
...this is _Eumaniraptora_ (Clade(_Neornithes_ + _Deinonychus_))

> |        |     `--Dromaeosauroidea (implied in Matthew & Brown, 1922)

I think _Deinonychosauria_ is more proper here (Clade(_Deinonychus_ <--
_Neornithes_)).

(I'll let others discuss the placement of _Tyrannosauroidea_ in basal
_Paraves_.)
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