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Re: Phylogenetic taxonomic definitions in Xiaotingia paper



No attempt to redefine "Aves" phylogenetically?

2011/7/27 Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu>:
> >From the supplemental material:
>
> "We used the following definitions of several higher-level theropod taxa
> in this paper: Coelurosauria, the most inclusive clade containing Passer
> domesticus Linnaeus 1758 but not Allosaurus fragilis Marsh 1877, Sinraptor
> dongi Currie and Zhao 1993, and Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Depéret and
> Savornin 1927; Paraves, the most inclusive clade containing Passer
> domesticus Linnaeus 1758 but not Oviraptor philoceratops Osborn 1924;
> Avialae, the most-inclusive clade containing Passer domesticus Linnaeus
> 1758 but not Dromaeosaurus albertensis Matthew and Brown 1922 or Troodon
> formosus Leidy 1956; Deinonychosauria, the most-inclusive clade containing
> Dromaeosaurus albertensis Matthew and Brown 1922 but not Passer domesticus
> Linnaeus 1758; Archaeopterygidae, the most inclusive clade including
> Archaeopteryx lithographica Meyer 1861 but not Dromaeosaurus albertensis
> Matthew and Brown 1922 or Passer domesticus Linnaeus 1758."
>
>
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