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Theropod Database Christmas update
Just in time for the holidays, I've updated my website. Note it's been
moved to http://staff.washington.edu/eoraptor/Home.html .
I added Agnostiphys and Chindesaurus to the theropod cladogram, after Yates'
recent Eucnemosaurus paper. Dracovenator, "Tyrannosaurus" "lanpingensis",
Allosaurus europaeus, Juravenator, Saurornitholestes robustus, Tsaagan,
Cerebavis, Elsornis, Dalingheornis, Archaeorhynchus and Asiahesperornis have
all been added. Portuguese Ceratosaurus and Torvosaurus specimens were
updated (Mateus et al., 2006). Megalosaurid material was updated and
Spinosaurus size was reconsidered (it's smaller; due to discussions with an
author of the new snout). Mirischia was moved to Tyrannosauroidea (Naish
online, 2004). Tyrannosauroidea was completely reworked, largely after
Carr's (2005) incredibly detailed thesis. Extensive information on
Tarbosaurus and Tyrannosaurus was added, including specimen details.
Hebeiornis was made a senior synonym of Vescornis, based on my DML analysis.
Enantiornithes phylogeny is slightly changed (Chiappe et al., 2006), but is
still largely a placeholder. Neornithine phylogeny was expanded. I've also
started redesigning the format for taxon entries to show the formations
individual specimens were discovered in, which involves bolding the locality
data in order to increase readability. Only some taxa (e.g. tyrannosaurines)
are updated in this manner at the moment.