[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Just a note:
Despite what Sues (1998) and Varricchio (2001) wrote, and their reasons,
*Elmisaurus elegans* cannot, on present data, be referred to
*Chirostenotes,* much less a taxon based on an articular with
retroarticular of the surangular fused to it. The articular may very well
belong to *Elmisaurus* but not *Chirostenotes*, or to neither. Present
data does not allow us to evidence any referral, and the authors'
referrals are thereby unsupportable.
Caenagnathidae Sternberg, 1940
= Elmisauridae Osmólska, 1981
Chirostenotes Sternberg, 1924
= Macrophalangia Sternberg, 1932
= Caenagnathus Sternberg, 1940
C. pergracilis Sternberg, 1924 [type species]
= M. canadensis Sternberg, 1932
= C. collinsi Sternberg, 1940
C. sternbergi Cracraft, 1972
Elmisaurus Osmólska, 1981
= "Ornithomimus" sensu Parks, 1933
E. rarus Osmólska, 1981 [type species]
E. elegans (Parks, 1933) Currie, 1988
= C. elegans (Parks, 1933) Sues, 1998
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
Do You Yahoo!?
Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!