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Re: eumaniraptoran systematics (was Re: Revising Hou et al, 96 (very very lon...
In a message dated 4/29/02 1:46:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Now that troodontids do seem to be deinonychosaurs (thanks to _Sinovenator
[wince] Better get used to _changiae_.
> _Troodontidae_ [Gilmore 1924] Sereno 1998 (emended for PhyloCode) =
> Clade(_Troodon mongoliensis_ <-- _Dromaeosaurus albertensis_)
I'd be much more comfortable with a few more exclusive anchors.
> 2) Use Jaime's suggestion and make Dromaeosauroidea a stem-based sister to
> _Troodontidae_. Actually, it might also be nice to call Clade(_Troodon
> mongoliensis_ <-- _Dromaeosaurus albertensis_) Troodontoidea, and make
> _Troodontidae_ a node within it -- say, Clade(_Sinornithoides youngi_ +
> _Troodon mongoliensis_)?
I kind of like this.
> No name for Clade(_Troodon mongoliensis_ + _Dromaeosaurus
> albertensis_). Of course, since there aren't any known members of
> _Deinonychosauria_ which are not thought to be in this node-based clade,
Is it possible that _Microraptor_ is one?
> It might also be wise to replace the _Troodon_-
> names with _Saurornithoides_-based names, as _Troodon_ may be a _nomen
Or we could fix that problem by designating a new type for _T. formosus_ (one
of my favorite names)...