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RE: Expanding the Known Oviraptoverse

And to add to the fun, I've posted on the two new taxa on my blog.  I basically 
agree with Andrea's and Jaime's views, but detail how messy the situation is, 
how Epichirostenotes is not diagnostic relative to Chirostenotes, and how this 
complicates coding caenagnathids.  See 

Mickey Mortimer

> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:03:58 -0600
> From: qi_leong@hotmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Expanding the Known Oviraptoverse
>   Over at Theropoda (http://theropoda.blogspot.com/) Andrea Cau has a new 
> post up about the recent issue of volume 53 of the NMMNHS Bulletin, 
> specifically a paper by Sullivan and others describing two new oviraptorosaur 
> taxa, *Ojoraptorsaurus boerei* and *Epichirostenotes curriei*. These new taxa 
> are based on a new and an old specimen, respectively, including what was 
> formerly known as *Chirostenotes* sp. and based on ROM 43250.
>   I've taken a shot at reviewing this paper in the broader sense at my blog, 
> specifically here: 
> http://qilong.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/expanding-the-known-oviraptoverse/ .
> Cheers,
> Jaime A. Headden
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