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Re: noasaurids strikes back
I agree in the velocisaurine noasaurine sister group status but wait a
minute man! First the cladogram!
From: "T. Michael Keesey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mailing List - Dinosaur <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: noasaurids strikes back
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 15:22:45 -0700 (PDT)
--- David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > However, noasaurids differ from velocisaurids in having
> > a specialized raptorial ungueal structure.
> What if this is an autapomorphy of a clade within Velocisauridae ( = of
> *Noasaurus* itself)?
_Noasaurus_ can't be a velocisaurid -- Noasauridae has priority, at least
ICZN rules. (CMIIW)
_Noasauridae_ was defined as Clade(_Noasaurus_ <- _Carnotaurus_) in Wilson
al. 2003 (the _Rajasaurus_ paper). _Masiakasaurus_ and _Deltadromeus_ are
on the cladogram as noasaurids.
If a new grouping is being proposed to include _Masiakasaurus_ and
_Velocisaurus_, but not _Noasaurus_, it seems to me Velocisaurinae would be
better name for it, with Noasaurinae its sister group. (Or perhaps I'm just
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