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RE: Caenagnathiformes (toothlessness)
> From: Ken Kinman
> I am especially delighted that Caenagnathiformes was named
> so early, and I will henceforth call them caenagnathiforms, rather than
> that horrible misnomer "oviraptorosaurs". We are apparently stuck with
> Oviraptoridae at family level, but this will hopefully end the creeping of
> misnomer into the names of more inclusive clades.
Misnomer? Do we know that they DIDN'T steal eggs? No, we only know that it
didn't steal the eggs it was sitting on (do we even know THAT?). I don't see
how "egg stealer" is any more of a misnomer than "recent jaw"... the Judith
River is only recent compared to like, the Permian or something.