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Confusing Labeling

Posted by keesey on 17 Feb 2009 at 19:20 GMT

This diagram makes it look as though Silesaurus is an ornithischian and Guaibasaurus is a theropod, when the results actually place them in ambiguous polytomies (as the text makes clear). Based on this study, Silesaurus could just as easily be a saurischian or a non-dinosaur, and Guaibasaurus could just as easily be a sauropodomorph (even more basal than Panphagia!) or a non-eusaurischian. If the nodes for "Ornithischia" and "Theropoda" had been shifted to the right a bit, this would have been clearer.

RE: Confusing Labeling

keesey replied to keesey on 17 Feb 2009 at 19:22 GMT

(That's Figure 10, in case that isn't clear. Sorry, new to this system of making notes.)