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Re: the first raptor
> Unless I'm mistaken, the Barremian is also when the first avians more
> advanced than _Archaeopteryx_ are known from (not counting _Protoavis
> texensis_ at the moment). Seems like there wasn't much preservation of
> eumaniraptors going on in the earliest bit of the Cretaceous.
Still, there is *Noguerornis* from the Valanginian. It's always put into
Ornithothoraces and usually into Enantiornithes... is this still correct?
BTW: This is the ideal place to repeat my question about who defined
Pygostylia when. :-)