A new hypothesis of eudromaeosaurian evolution: CT scans assist in testing and constructing morphological characters

  title={A new hypothesis of eudromaeosaurian evolution: CT scans assist in testing and constructing morphological characters},
  author={Mark J. Powers and Matteo Fabbri and Michael R Doschak and Bhart‐Anjan S. Bhullar and David C Evans and Mark A. Norell and Philip J. Currie},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
ABSTRACT Eudromaeosauria is a clade of derived dromaeosaurids that typifies the common perception of ‘raptor’ dinosaurs. The evolutionary history of this clade has been controversial due to conflicting views of taxonomic identity, and because, due to taphonomic bias, several species were diagnosed primarily or solely by the maxilla. The maxilla is therefore crucial in understanding the phylogenetic relationships within the clade. Morphometric characterization has been commonly applied to… 


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