Saturday, April 17, 2010
Remex: Thanks for the help last time, Ebeff.
Ebeff: No problem, Remex. We oviraptoriforms need to stick together.
Remex: Um, did I ever tell you that Oviraptoriformes is polyphyletic?
Ebeff: Is that so?
Ebeff: That's okay.
At least we're still enigmosaurs!
Remex and Ebeff comics tend to be more of phylogenetic in jokes rather than more traditional humor. At one point oviraptorosaurs and therizinosaurs were thought to be each others' closest relatives, but later studies showed this was wrong. At the time, the Oviraptorosauria + Therizinosauria group was known as either Oviraptoriformes or Enigmosauria.
By the way, if anyone's still confused about who's who in Raptormaniacs, I drew a (helpful?) dramatis personae.