Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Euparaves (3)

Notice that Pedopenna is included with Epidexipteryx as a basal Euparaves. Those are just two of the flying basal Euparaves*.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982214010471 (Brusatte et al, 2014)

* Here are other flying basal Euparaves:
Scansoriopterygids (Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 165–156 Ma)
Anchiornis (Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 161–160.5 Ma)
Aurornis (Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 160 Ma)
Xiaotingia (Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 160 Ma)
Pedopenna (Temporal range: Middle or Late Jurassic, 164 Ma)
Eosinopteryx? (Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 160 Ma)

1 comment:

  1. http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/coelurosauria/paraves.html
    Comments: includes the two groups of coelurosaurs with a switchblade second toe claw, dromaeasaurs and troodontids. Xu et al 2011 include Archaeopteryx here, this is rejected by Lee & Worthy 2011. If however the Jurassic Anchiornis and Xiaotingia are stem paraves rather than stem deinonychosaurs (Xu et al 2011) or stem troodonts (Lee & Worthy 2011) then the Deinonychosauria is limited to the Cretaceous. MAK120311