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RE: Eumaniraptora stuff again......



--- Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> wrote:
> _Archaeopteryx_ may well be a basal eumaniraptoran. 
> It's anatomy is 
> strikingly similar to what one would predict in a
> basal eumaniraptoran.  
> However, if this turns out to be the case,
> Eumaniraptora would become a 
> junior synonym of Aves, since by definition
> _Archaeopteryx_ is a member of 
> Aves.

You could always use Gauthier's definitons (which did
come first), but consensus rules out proirity
nowadays.... That would be the crown clade. So,
Avialae could be used as the "Aves".


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