Here, then, is the gist of my conclusions so far -- be warned, though: as all things, this is subject to change.
Maniraptorans, theropods including ornithomimosaurs, tyrannosaurs, troodontids, dromaeosaurs, alvarezsaurs, coelurids (see below), and oviraptorosaurs, are united largely on the unique condition of the elongate forelimb, including the presence of a semi-lunate carpal bone, a bowed ulna, ?
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