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Re: Geographic Distribution of Maniraptora

Check Makovicky et al. 2006, the paper about Buitreraptor. They propose that 
Neuquenraptor should be considered junior synonim of Unenlagia paynemilli... 
thus, Neuquenraptor should be taken as an Unenlagiinae Dromaeosaurid.
And yes, Nequenraptor and Araucanoraptor are the same animal (I think the 
latter is better...). 


----- Mensaje original ---- 
De: Justin Tweet <thescelosaurus@juno.com> 
Para: lonniematson@paleobiologist.org 
CC: dinosaur@usc.edu 
Enviado: viernes 7 de marzo de 2008, 11:51:06 
Asunto: Re: Geographic Distribution of Maniraptora 

I know of one postulated Gondwanan troodontid, but it turned out to be 
something else: 

Before *Neuquenraptor* was described, it was known informally as 
"Araucanoraptor", and suggested as a possible troodontid. Here's an old Mailing 
List post on it as a troodontid: http://dml.cmnh.org/1997Dec/msg00203.html 

and one confirming that "Araucanoraptor" and *Neuquenraptor* are the same: 


-- Lonnie Allen Matson <lonniematson@paleobiologist.org> wrote: 
I have looked in the literature, but I saw nothing mentioned as to their being 
any evidence of a Gondwanan lineage of Troodontid. If anyone knows differently, 
or has any thoughts on this, it would be very useful. Instead of tackling the 
geographic distribution of all Maniraptorans, we are starting with one group, 
and later, will look at them as a whole. 


Lonnie Matson 

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