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Re: Scaly tyrannosaurs; fact or fiction?
In a message dated 1/7/01 7:55:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> 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