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



In a message dated 10/16/02 6:07:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
tholtz@geol.umd.edu writes:

<< Given that Currie, and me, and Carr, and Brochu, and Carpenter, and Paul
 *ALL* agree based on direct observations of specimens that Tarbosaurus and
 Tyrannosaurus are closer to each other than they are to other tyrannosaurid
 taxa (except perhaps for Daspletosaurus, which may or may not be within the
 node joining these two), doesn't that give you some clue that PERHAPS this
 analysis was done correctly? >>

Given that these analyses use a great deal of one another's character 
matrices, their mutual agreement is not surprising.