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Sereno's latest in press definition is a modification of the latter, but explicitly excludes birds and ornithomimosaurs.
I prefer Padian's because it is based on the eponymous genus, and Colbert and Russell did not originally specify the inclusion of troodontids. They only include dromaeosaurids in the taxon, and only mention Dromaeosaurus, Deinonychus and Velociraptor as members of that family.
Given the trichotomy between dromaeosaurids, troodontids and ornithurines presented on this site, Sereno's in press definition of Deinonychosauria cannot be applied anywhere on the tree. The present formulation of Deinonychosauria is synonymous with Dromaeosauridae in the topology presented on this site, but the taxa retain unique entries because I consider it likely eumaniraptoran topology will be labile for the near future.
References- Hendrickx, Hartman and Mateus, An overview of non-avian theropod discoveries and classification. PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology. The latter would make pygostylians dromaeosaurids in Mayr et al.
Once microraptorians were discovered, they were assigned to Dromaeosauridae by most authors except Senter et al. So using a definition which won't probably exclude them does have some precedence, but Sereno's should have more external specifiers if it is adopted, namely Archaeopteryx Paul, ;Tyrannosaurus Matthew and Brown, ; Russell and Dong,Ornitholestes Makovicky, and Oviraptor Barsbold et al.
I actually think this stem-based definition is better than Padian et al. With the recognition that velociraptorine sensu lato characters are symplesiomorphic for dromaeosaurs e. Kurzanov erected Itemiridae for Itemirus only, sister to tyrannosaurids than to dromaeosaurids.
Martynuik defined Itemiridae as excluding Dromaeosaurus, but since the ICZN states families cannot contain other families, Itemiridae is listed as a synonym of Dromaeosauridae here. Not dromaeosaurids- Teeth from the Albian Eumeralla Formation and Aptian Wonthoggi Formation of Victoria, Australia have been commonly referred to Dromaeosauridae Rich and Vickers-Rich,but are retained as Coelurosauria incertae sedis here as the lack of mesial serrations is known in many other coelurosaurs e.
Orkoraptor, compsognathids, most troodontids. However, this character is also present in basal troodontids e.
It is here referred to Paraves incertae sedis. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. Braincase structure in the carnosaur Itemirus n.
Rich and Vickers-Rich, Digs at Dinosaur Cove and Flat Rocks Dinosaurs of nothern Eurasia: Petersburg State University, St.
Rodriguez de la Rosa and Cevallos-Ferriz, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Norell, Makovicky and Clark, A Review of the Dromaeosauridae. Publications in Paleontology No. Burnham, Senter, Barsbold and Britt, Phylogeny of the Dromaeosauridae.
Averianov and Sues, A new troodontid Dinosauria:Othello - The play’s protagonist and hero.A Christian Moor and general of the armies of Venice, Othello is an eloquent and physically powerful figure, respected by all those around him. If you print or download from this site, please consider making at least a $ donation through PayPal.
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