"Martin believes that maniraptorans are secondarily flightless birds, and that birds evolved from non–dinosaurian archosaurs [pterosaurs according to my thesis], so that most of the species formerly called theropods [ie. the maniraptors] would now not even be classified as dinosaurs."
(Martin, L.S. (2004). "A basal archosaurian origin for birds." Acta Geologica Sinica, 50(6): 978–990.)