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Re: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod [Meta]



David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> 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 
question."



Cheers

Tim