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RE: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod [Meta]
why does it keep switching back to Rich Text?
> Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:00:24 -0700> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> To:
CC: email@example.com> Subject: Re: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod
> Note that although the _Koreanosaurus_ paper includes a cladogram, the
> relationships of this taxon were never actually tested. As the authors put
> it: "_Koreanosaurus was simply placed by hand on this cladogramme [sic], on
> the base of the characters that can directly be observed on the
> _Koreanosaurus_ material at hand." IMHO, this approach should not be
> encouraged, because the figured cladogram gives the misleading impression
> that a sister-taxon relationship was recovered between _Orodromeus_ and
so....they can't say "based on what we have, this is who we think are related
to _Koreanosaurus_" ?
yes, I know it would be best to find a dozen full and complete skeletons of
_Koreanosaurus_. but -
if nobody ever finds any more _Koreanosaurus_es than this, wouldn't that mean
that we can't figure them into cladograms, because there wasn't enough material
to begin with?