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Re: Dinosauricon Phylogeny: complete
David Marjanovic wrote-
> > > > - maxillary fenestra present (P)
> > >
> > > Unknown in *Iberomesornis*... and *I.* appears to be crucial for
> > > *P.* and *L.* in Enantiornithes, because it's always more basal when
> > > there's any structure in that part of the tree.
> > No reason not to include the character.
> My point is that it won't resolve that part of the tree.
Why not? If a character suggests (Proto (Gobi, Hesper), that topology will
be better supported than otherwise, regardless of where Iberomesornis goes.
> > Iberomesornis has such a narrow process,
> In lateral view!
> > Uh, of course they have an acrocoracoid. It's just a modified coracoid
> > tubercle. Most ornithothoracines have one.
> I mean one that's so big that it contacts the furcula, forming the
> canal. Do they have that?
Sure. See Chiappe and Walker (2002; pg. 250-251).