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Penner Rock vs. Pennaraptora

Juli 3, 2014

Beschissene Wortspiele des Tages.

Definition of Pennaraptora: The clade including Oviraptorosauria and Paraves has not yet been named. Since several recent analyses (including the current analysis) have found support for a topology in which these clades form sister taxa to the exclusion of therizinosaurs within Maniraptora, and given that this clade is important for the understanding of feather evolution, it seems plausible to propose a name for this clade. Thus, we suggest the name Pennaraptora (from Latin, penna, contour feather, and raptor, robber) for the clade including Oviraptor philoceratops, Deinonychus antirrhopus and Passer domesticus and all descendants of their most recent common ancestor. Although we are aware that the origin of pennaceous feathers might go back further in theropod phylogeny, we chose this name to emphasize that this is the clade for which we currently know with certainty that pennaceous feathers were present.

… sprachen Foth et al. (2014). Der erste Satz stimmt natürlich nicht, wie jeder weiß, dem Martyniuk’s (2012) Definition von Chuniaoae ein Begriff ist, aber Penner Rock fetzt.

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Mensch kann es nicht zu oft betonen.

Foth, C.; Tischlinger, H.; Rauhut, O. W. M. (2014). New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers. Nature 511: 79–82 (03 July 2014). doi:10.1038/nature13467
Martyniuk, M. P. (2012). A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs. Pan Aves Publishing, Vernon. 194 pp.

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