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A new theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa and its implications for the early evolution of theropods

@inproceedings{Yates2005ANT,
  title={A new theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa and its implications for the early evolution of theropods},
  author={Adam Michael Yates},
  year={2005}
}
INTRODUCTION Prior to Gauthier’s classic (1986) monograph, our understanding of the interrelationships of theropod dinosaurs could be described as murky at best. Most works still adhered to the old notion of a coelurosaur versus carnosaur dichotomy that separated small gracile forms from the larger, more robust, taxa. Nevertheless many had expressed doubts as to the ‘naturalness’ (monophyly in modern parlance) of these groupings. Gauthier established a basal dichotomy in Theropoda that cut… 

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