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Re: "Chuniaoae" Ji et al. 1998
--- Nick Gardner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I was printing off the supplementary information for Ji et al. 1998, and
> noticed that there were diagnoses for two clades -- "Chuniaoae" and Avialae.
Is it kept in quotes?
> "Chuniaoae" is not mentioned after that point and appears to be used for
> the unnamed clade of _Caudipteryx_ + Avialae further down in the text.
Hmm... in the diagram in the Ostrom symposium volume, that node was labelled
Dromavialae, but oviraptorosaurs were more basal.
> I suppose this could be the earliest name for the clade containing both
> paravians and enigmosaurians.
Well, there's _Maniraptora_ sense Sereno, IIRC.
By the diagram, _Protarchaeopteryx_ was not considered an oviraptorosaur
(therizinosaurs were not included, nor is _Caudipteryx_).
> ?_Caudipteryx_ + Avialae (Gauthier 1986). Evidentally, the authors were not
> using Padian (1997)'s definition of Avialae which is Neornithes <--
> _Deinonychus_. If they had, the clade would have included
> _Protarchaeopteryx_ and _Caudipteryx_. I think that this clade, if used in
> the future, might be better defined as _Caudipteryx_ + Neornithes, or
> _Caudipteryx_ + _Archaeopteryx_ + Neornithes,
Or _Caudipteryx zoui_ + _Archaeopteryx lithographica_ + (some neornithean
species, e.g. _Vultur gryphus_), to keep in line with PhyloCode rules.
Not a big fan of this, though, given _Caudipteryx_' variable placement....
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