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Isle of Wight "Oviraptor"



     Once again, the ghost of von Huene stalks...along with the spectral reincarnations of "Antrodemus", that isolated vertebra which, for considerable amount of time (like "Trachodon" et al.), cluttered the landscape...an isolated vertebra may/may not have plesiomorphic resemblances to a snow-flake...this does not make it an oviraptor. When an articulated skull is found, with associated skeleton, this will clearly demonstrate the presence of the clade on what is now the Isle of Wight, and, following a cladistic analysis to illustrate its synapomorphies, one can discuss a valid taxon...not a wish.