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Re: paraphyletic Dromaeosauridae (was: first raptor)
In a message dated 1/18/02 3:14:04 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Actually I have long been contemplating whether a paraphyletic Family
> Dromaeosauridae giving rise to Aves might be the best way to go. I don't
> normally use intermediate taxa like subfamilies, but the Kinman System
> not forbid it, so will give it a try in this case.
If you want your eumaniraptoran classification to reflect anything like the
current state of knowledge, I have one word for you: plesia. Lots of plesia.