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Re: T. bataar (was RE: It's HERE!!!)



Nick and Mickey,
I'm probably partially repeating myself from a previous posting a while back, but statements like those below are why I would be much more comfortable if _Alvarezsaurus_ and mononykines were treated as separate OTUs in cladistic analyses.
Any likelihood that Alvarezsaurus is sister group to an ornithomimid-mononykine clade?
------Ken
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From: NJPharris@aol.com
Reply-To: NJPharris@aol.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: T. bataar (was RE: It's HERE!!!)
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 13:29:44 EST

In a message dated 1/27/01 3:03:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Mickey_Mortimer@email.msn.com writes:

> Actually, I've
> often thought of the widened humeral epipophyses, tall thick deltopectoral
> crest, fused metacarpus without intermetacarpal space, elongate digit I,
> enlarged flattened manual ungual I and advanced arctometatarsalian
> metatarsus [of ornithomimids] as being similar to mononykines. Rather
intriguing > when Sereno's and Martin's alvarezsaurid-ornithomimid
hypothesis is taken into
> account.....


Um, well, it would be, if _Alvarezsaurus_ didn't have such
un-ornithomimid-like feet...

--Nick P.
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