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Re: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod [Meta]
David Marjanovic <email@example.com> wrote:
> This means the tree in the paper is _not_ a cladogram. The
> term "cladogram" should only be used for the result of a
> cladistic analysis.
Yes, agreed. Having said that, it's probable that _Koreanosaurus_ is a member
of the _Zephyrosaurus_-_Orodromeus_-_Oryctodromeus_ clade of burrowing
ornithopods. If so, you have to wonder what set of circumstances favored a
major reduction in cursorial ability by _Koreanosaurus_, compared to its
quick-footed North American cousins.
> BTW, maybe the snip demon would disappear if you stopped
> using Yahoo!?
On to it. Sayonara Yahoo.
BTW, the snip demon only took a nibble this time, with only a few words
snipped. The complete sentence was:
"In fact, the hypothesis that _Koreanosaurus_ belonged to the 'zephyrosaur'
clade (_Zephyrosaurus_-_Orodromeus_-_Oryctodromeus_) was not tested, and the
precise affinities of _Koreanosaurus_ to other ornithischians remain an open