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Re: New JVP dinos



In a message dated Wed, 29 Aug 2001  2:14:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Dinogeorge@aol.com writes:

>  Is it now unquestionably identified as a therizinosaur ?>>
> 
> Yes indeed.
> 
> << Is the proposed early Jurassic age correct ?>>
> 
> Yes indeed.
> 
> << Or does the JVP paper only contain a description of the fossils, without 
> definitely establishing its phylogenetic position ? >>
> 
> Paper is exceptionally thorough and answers all criticisms. Eshanosaurus is 
> found to be sister group of all other segnosaurs (=therizinosauroids), and 
> oviraptorosaurs are next outgroup to segnosaurs.

Do "segnosaurs" here inlcude _Alxasaurus_ and _Beipiaosaurus_?  (I'm assuming 
they wouldn't have had a chance to look at _Nothronychus_ [does this include 
jaw material?]).

--Nick P.