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Re: Rant (was RE: Details on SVP 2002 Part 2)



Quoting Dinogeorge@aol.com:


> I say bataar is closer to the albertosaurs than to rex, on the basis of the 
> shape of the skull, the position and direction of the orbits, the position 
> and direction of the occipital condyle. I say the reason for this is 
> plesiomorphy, not synapomorphy. 

OK.  So what *synapomorphies* make _bataar_ closer to _Albertosaurus_?

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan