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Re: R: Coelurosaurian Relationships



In a message dated Sun, 3 Feb 2002  5:29:36 PM Eastern Standard Time, "calzola" 
<calzola@iol.it> writes:

> Steve Brusatte wrote:
> > Basically, the authors find a monophyletic Coelurosauria with the
> tyrannosaurs as the closest outgroup.
> 
> ****???
> non coelurosaurian tyrannosaurs ?  Am I misinterpreting the meaning of
> "closest outgroup"?

The closest outgroup to Coelurosauria is, by definition, Carnosauria.  Anything 
more closely related to a modern bird than to _Allosaurus_ is, by definition, a 
coelurosaur.

--Nick P.