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Re: Isle of Wight oviraptor

Ken Kinman (kinman@hotmail.com) wrote:

<I assume that article is discussing Thecocoelurus.>

  Yes. Talk to Darren Naish, the main author ... the paper goes into more

<I'm just wondering why Thecocoelurus couldn't just as easily be viewed as
a segnosaurian, rather than a large oviraptorosaur.>

  Why either? The taxon is preliminarily referred to the segnosaur +
oviraptorosaur group, as was a vertebrae from South America was also
referred to. There are most likely stem-taxa of the
segnosaur-oviraptorosaur group, and these taxa are likely representatives
of that group.

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 
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