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- noun Any animal belonging to the clade Avialae, including all
birdsand some dinosaurianrelatives
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Its late age, along with it supposedly being a neoflightless long-tailed avialan, makes me suspect the initial analysis was shoddy and it's an Oviraptorosaur or something.
Caudipteryx as a non-avialan theropod rather than a flightless bird.
2005, Caudipteryx as a non-avialan theropod rather than a flightless bird, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 50 1: 101-115.