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Re: Eoconfuciusornis, Paraprotopteryx, Pengornis, Aberratiodontus and other basal birds



(Apparently it is possible to
recognize a broken humerus as velociraptorine with
enough certainty to leave no place for a
question-mark. Intriguing indeed.

Not at all. You see, a cladogram is not an opinion, it's a result. Cladistics programs don't output question marks. If you want probabilities for clades, analyze the support (bootstrap, jackknife, Bremer... or Bayesian analysis in the first place).