The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)

  title={The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)},
  author={M. Carrano and R. Benson and Scott D. Sampson},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={211 - 300}
  • M. Carrano, R. Benson, Scott D. Sampson
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
  • Tetanuran theropods represent the majority of Mesozoic predatory dinosaur diversity and the lineage leading to extant Aves. Thus their history is relevant to understanding the evolution of dinosaur diversity, Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems, and modern birds. Previously, the fragmentary and poorly sampled fossil record of basal (non-coelurosaur) tetanurans led to uncertainties regarding their basic interrelationships. This in turn prevented determining the relationships of many incompletely… CONTINUE READING
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