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Re: Senter et al. 2004 impressions



Mickey Mortimer wrote:

Yup. Arctometatarsalia is (Segno(Troodo(Deinocheir(Alvarez,Ornithom)))) in
the dissertation [snip] alvarezsaurids are arctometarsalians in Senter's phylogeny.

Accordingly, phylogenetic bracketing woud require that _Deinocheirus_ had an arctometatarsalian pes, or secondarily lost it. Interestingly, under this phylogeny both _Deinocheirus_ and alvarezsaurids belong to an expanded Bullatosauria.


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