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A Review of Dromaeosaurid Systematics and Paravian Phylogeny
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This study provides the most detailed and comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of paravians to date in order to explore the phylogenetic history of dromaeosaurid taxa and reviews and revises the membership of DromaeOSauridae and provides an apomorphy-based diagnosis for all valid taxa. Expand
The earliest dromaeosaurid theropod from South America
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A near-complete, small dromaeosaurid is described that is both the most complete and the earliest member of the Maniraptora from South America and which provides new evidence for a unique Gondwanan lineage of DromaeOSauridae with an origin predating the separation between northern and southern landmasses. Expand
A basal troodontid from the Early Cretaceous of China
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The discovery of Sinovenator and the examination of character distributions along the maniraptoran lineage indicate that principal structural modifications toward avians were acquired in the early stages of manIRaptoran evolution. Expand
Osteology of Cryolophosaurus ellioti (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Jurassic of Antarctica and implications for early theropod evolution
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An in-depth morphological description of Cryolophosaurus is pre-sented here, along with a rigorous phylogenetic analysis of theropod relationships consisting of 347 characters and 56 taxa, in an attempt to clarify the relationships of Crylophosaurus and to provide insight into questions sur-rounding early theropid evolution. Expand
Important Features of the Dromaeosaurid Skeleton II : Information from Newly Collected Specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis
The postcranial anatomy of several new specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis is described. This description concentrates on poorly known aspects of the skeleton of Velociraptor mongoliensis,Expand
Gigantism and comparative life-history parameters of tyrannosaurid dinosaurs
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Growth patterns within the Tyrannosauridae are studied and it is determined that Tyrannosaurus rex's great stature was primarily attained by accelerating growth rates beyond that of its closest relatives. Expand
Osteology and Relationships of Byronosaurus jaffei (Theropoda: Troodontidae)
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Several interesting characters of Byronosaurus jaffei have implications both for theropod relationships and for understanding patterns of variation within coelurosaurian theropods. Expand
A New Dromaeosaurid Theropod from Ukhaa Tolgod (Ömnögov, Mongolia)
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A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation of Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia is described, with a well-preserved skull and cervical series and a jugal–squamosal contact that excludes the postorbital from the margin of the infratemporal fenestra. Expand
Best Practices for Justifying Fossil Calibrations
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A specimen-based protocol for selecting and documenting relevant fossils is presented and future directions for evaluating and utilizing phylogenetic and temporal data from the fossil record are discussed, to establish the best practices for justifying fossils used for the temporal calibration of molecular phylogenies. Expand
An Early Ostrich Dinosaur and Implications for Ornithomimosaur Phylogeny
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A new ornithomimosaur from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province People's Republic of China is described and this taxon is placed in a phylogenetic analysis of Coelurosauria and shown to be near the base of the ornithological clade. Expand
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