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Re: *Microraptor* the biplane: published
On 1/23/07, David Marjanovic <email@example.com> wrote:
> Anyone notice Chatterjee and Templin assign Microraptor amd Pedopenna to
> Dromaeosauria in the cladogram? Is this the first time the taxon has been
Certainly -- and note that this name is not marked as new or explained at
all in the figure itself, the legend, or the text. I guess it's a mistake,
not an intentionally new name.
Didn't he use it in The Rise of the Birds? My memory's a bit hazy, but....
I think it's a good idea, since everyone says "dromaeosaur", anyway.
The Dromaeosauridae would then be a subclade of that: the final common
ancestor of Dromaeosaurus albertensis and Velociraptor mongoliensis,
plus all descendants (thereby most likely excluding microraptorians