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Re: Protoavis is part pterosauromorph, no details about Novacaesareaia, etc.
Jaime A. Headden wrote-
Thankfully, Mickey has personally examined the tightly held and
*Protoavis* fossils and compared them to ... what?
Thankfully, Jaime realizes that he has also formed opinions based on wriiten
and illustrated data instead of personal examination and presented them on
<I had to examine Huene's figures of the Coelophysis "type" material now
Eucoelophysis is a silesaurid, and most of it is coelophysoid, with only a
What's the referrence for Silesauridae and what are the apomorphies for
clade? And for that matter, what's the referrence for *Eucoelophysis* being
incontrovertibly found to be a member of such a clade? Or is this an
Where were you to chew out Scott for using the term 'silesaurid'?
And for that matter, what's the reference for anything being
incontrovertibly a member of any clade? Or is this science?
In any case, I agree with Irmis, Nesbitt et al. that Eucoelophysis is a
'silesaurid' after comparing the photos in its description with the figures
of Silesaurus. The femur is especially convincing, as Silesaurus shares
Eucoelophysis' supposedly apomorphic proximal groove and is nearly identical