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Re: tyrannosaurids

>From: Chartier Michel <chartiem@ere.umontreal.ca>
 > > Nanotyrannus lancensis (Gilmore 1946)   late Maastrichtian, western North
 > > America
 > >         (?= juvenile T. rex?)
 > > 
 > Tom:
 >      I was pretty convinced that this individual was an adult. Why then
 > the doubts about the validity of this taxon?
I feel the same.  As I remember it, the skull shows fairly extreme
suturing, which indicates not merely adult, but actually old age.

Also, it has some rather unique anatomical features that place it
a bit out of the "main line" of tyrannosaurid anatomy.

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