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Regarding the Saurophagus/Epanterias matter, I just ran into
an interesting "oops".
According to my taxonomic notes at home, the generic name
Saurophagus is a junior homonym of another Saurophagus
described by Swainson in 1831. (Saurophagus maximus was described
So, this organism seems to currently be without a valid generic
And so, unless Epanterias is resolved in favor of the allosaurid
material, AND that material is determined to be of the same species
as "Saurophagus" maximus, *neither* name will turn out to be the
correct name for this organism.
Now I have some questions on a related matter.
My notes at home say that Long intends to seperate Allosaurus ferox
into a seperate genus. Has this been done? And, is it possible
that this is another species of "Saurophagus"?
The peace of God be with you.