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Re: eumaniraptoran systematics (was Re: Revising Hou et al, 96 (very very lon...
--- NJPharris@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/29/02 1:46:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Now that troodontids do seem to be deinonychosaurs (thanks to _Sinovenator
> > changii_),
> [wince] Better get used to _changiae_.
I thought the current ICZN rules didn't mandate changing misgendered names
(wince-some as they may be).
> > _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.
Oh, I completely agree; I'm just following my (possibly wrong) memory of
I could see adding _Vultur_, _Oviraptor_, _Ornithomimus_ and maybe
_Alvarezsaurus_ as exclusive anchors, too.
> > 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?
Yeah; I should have said that no known deinonychosaurs are widely agreed to be
outside Clade(_Troodon formosus_ [not _mongoliensis_] + _Dromaeosaurus
> Or we could fix that problem by designating a new type for _T. formosus_ (one
> of my favorite names)...
Well, _Stenonychosaurus inequalis_ was one of my favorite names as a kid, so
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