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Re: Benton et al.'s Supertree (longer)



> Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 08:43:20 -0400
> From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
> 
> > Hi all, I checked the archives for *Oviraptosaurs* (without "ro")
> > but although I found it on sevreal posts, I couldn't find who
> > coined it first.  Anyone knows?
> 
> No one ever "coined" it; it is just a typographical error!

But in the supertree paper -- or, more precisely, in figure 2 (p4),
it's used to indicate a group consisting of:

--+-------- Quarry 9 coelurosaur
  +--+--+-- _Beipiaosaurus_
  |  |  `-- _Alxasaurus_
  |  `--+-- _Erlikosaurus_
  |     |-- _Therizinosaurus_
  |     `-- _Segnosaurus_
  +--+--+-- El Brevte oviraptosaur
     |  `-- _Chirostenotes_
     |--+-- _Elmisaurus_
     |  `-- _Microvenator_
     `--+-- _Ingenia_
        |-- _Oviraptor_
        `-- _Conchoraptor_

Which looks more like what Darren called Enigmosauria.

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