MACNBR   00242
MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Unenlagiid theropods: are they members of the Dromaeosauridae (Theropoda, Maniraptora)?
Autor/es:
AGNOLIN, FEDERICO L.; NOVAS, FERNANDO E.
Revista:
ANAIS DA ACADEMIA BRASILEIRA DE CIENCIAS.
Editorial:
ACAD BRASILEIRA DE CIENCIAS
Referencias:
Lugar: Rio de Janeiro; Año: 2011 vol. 83 p. 117 - 117
ISSN:
0001-3765
Resumen:
In the present paper we analyze the phylogenetic position of the derived Gondwanan theropod clade Unenlagiidae. Although this group has been frequently considered as deeply nested within Deinonychosauria and Dromaeosauridae, most of the features supporting this interpretation are conflictive, at least. Modification of integrative databases, such as that recently published by Hu et al. (2009), produces significant changes in the topological distribution of taxa within Deinonychosauria, depicting unenlagiids outside this clade. Our analysis retrieves, in contrast, a monophyletic Avialae formed by Unenlagiidae plus Aves.