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Re: coelophysis porosus

On Fri, 23 Dec 1994 LBlosser@aol.com wrote:

> Recently, I read a post on this list which mentioned 'coelophysis porosus'; I
> think it was in a message about the specimens discovered en masse at the
> Ghost Ranch quarry.  This is a species I've not seen mentioned before.  Can
> anyone provide any additional information on this species of coelophysis?

I think the use of 'Coelophysis porosus' was a typing error.  Most likely 
it was 'purposed' not a species designation 'porosus'.
There is a lot of debt over the validity of Coelophysis bauri as the
representative for the Ghost Ranch theropods.  Hunt & Lucas 1991 purposed
Rioarribasaurus colberti as the type genus and species for the Ghost Ranch
theropods, and make Coelophysis bauri as nomina dubia.

---John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)
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