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Re: Falcarius query
> Eshanosaurus was not included in the matrix
> TMK. If it was, it would probably be the most basal
> therizinosaur (Barrett 2009).
_Eshanosaurus_ might actually come out as more derived than _Falcarius_. This
is why _Eshanosaurus_ is so perplexing. Not only is the dentary very
therizinosaur-like, but certain features mark it as a fairly derived
According to Barrett (2009): "Some of the features present in _Eshanosaurus_
(e.g. the lateral shelf and the ventrally deflected rostral end of the dentary)
indicate that this taxon is more derived than the Early Cretaceous
therizinosauroid _Falcarius_ (Kirkland et al. 2005)."