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Re: "Chuniaoae" Ji et al. 1998

I 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.

T. Michael Keesey wrote:
Is it kept in quotes?

Yes, it used at least once and only in quotes. That is why I left it in quotes for my post. Then it is referred to as the _Caudipteryx_ + Avialae clade in the next part of the supplementary information.

[referring to the _Caudipteryx_ + Avialae node]
Hmm... in the diagram in the Ostrom symposium volume, that node was labelled
Dromavialae, but oviraptorosaurs were more basal.

_Caudipteryx_ does not appear on that diagram. I suppose you are referring to _Protarchaeopteryx_.

Or _Caudipteryx zoui_ + _Archaeopteryx lithographica_ + (some neornithean
species, e.g. _Vultur gryphus_), to keep in line with PhyloCode rules.

That would be preferable.

Not a big fan of this, though, given _Caudipteryx_' variable placement....

I don't see what you mean. Nearly universally, phylogenetic analyses have found _Caudipteryx_ to be an oviraptorosaur.

Nick Gardner

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