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RE: What is big, fluffy, and could tear you to shreds? Yutyrannus, the 9 m long feathered tyrannosauroid from China



> From: Dr Ronald Orenstein [mailto:ron.orenstein@rogers.com] 
>
[snip]

> However, try as I might I could not find any discussion of 
> which maniraptorid features are convergent and why, or which 
> anatomical features contradict the idea that maniraptorids 
> are in fact true dinosaurs. Did I miss it?

No.

>  Or has Feduccia 
> really put forward this idea with no supporting anatomical evidence?

Yes.

You write this as if this were a surprise.

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