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Re: Juravenator; or How not to perform a phylogenetic analysis



On 3/16/06, Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Interestingly, the topology shown in the Suppl. Info. would make
> Maniraptoriformes a synonym of Coelurosauria.  At least using the latest
> (Sereno's) definitions, which are faithful to Gauthier's and Holtz's
> original definitions.

That's (practically) impossible--_Coelurosauria_ is stem-based (_Aves_
not _Allosaurus_), while _Maniraptoriformes_ is node-based (_Aves_ and
_Ornithomimus_).
--
Mike Keesey
The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com
Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com