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Re: Shapiro et al.'s new ornithomimosaur
Nicholas Gardner wrote:
However, referring to more recent papers from various authors (Holtz, the
AMNH team, etc.), it is more likely that the arctometatarsus was
independently developed among various groups within the Coelurosauria
(tyrannosaurids, ornithomimids, caenagnathids, & troodontids).
...and mononykine alvarezsaurids and avimimids (if _Avimimus_'s arctomet
condition is not synapomorphic with that of caenagnathids).
How do you account for the "near-arctometatarsalian" metatarsus of
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