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Re: Scaly tyrannosaurs; fact or fiction?



In a message dated 1/7/01 7:55:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Mickey_Mortimer@email.msn.com writes:

> The best characters
>  that support (Tyrann (Compso + Manirformes)) in my cladogram are-
>  - nasal subequal in length to frontal
>  - orbit longer than antorbital fenestra
>  - lateral temporal fenestra dorsoventrally shorter than orbit
>  - low cervical neural spines
>  - pubic peduncle projects ventrally

Um, a lot of these look size-related to me, kinda like the ones that used to 
land the tyrannosaurs in the Carnosauria.

Oh, and last time I looked, tyrannosaurs had ventrally-projecting pubic 
peduncles.

--Nick P.