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Re: another FAQ?



>Don't forget ,
>   Astrodon>>>>Pleurocoelus
> another good name falls into synonomy!


Hey, not so fast.  That issue hasn't been settled yet.  More work needs to
be done on sauropod teeth to see if Astrodon teeth are diagnostic for the
mid-Cretaceous brachiosaurid (known from skeletal remains as Pleurocoelus),
or if it cannot be distinguished from other brachiosaurids.

                                
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.                                   
tholtz@geochange.er.usgs.gov
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile                  Phone:      703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey                                FAX:      703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
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