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Re: Coelurus a maniraptoran (for how long?)



Jaime A. Headden wrote-

> However, let me start off with this
> statement: in only one analysis published using cladistic
> methods, Sereno's in 1999, plus his preliminary support at this
> in 1998 (same analysis), tyrannosaurs move outside of a node
> defined as the most recent common ancestor of *Ornithomimus* and
> Neornithes, which Tom Holtz, 1995b, named Maniraptoriformes.

Not so.  Tyrannosaurs are not maniraptoriformes in several studies
including-
- Sues 1997
- Forster et al. 1998
- Sues and Makovicky 1998
- Xu et al. 1999
.... as well as my own and Tom's newest analyses :-)

Mickey Mortimer