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Systematic Palaeontology

  • Federico L. AgnolínEmail author
  • Fernando E. Novas
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

All maniraptorans are closer to Neornithes than to Oviraptor.

Keywords

Sister Group Basal Taxon Flight Capability Inclusive Clade Ungual Phalanx 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Félix de Azara”, Departamento de Ciencias NaturalesFundación de Historia Natural, CEBBAD, Universidad MaimónidesBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.CONICET, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”Buenos AiresArgentina

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