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Re: Albertosaurus



>G.O. said in an early post that Albertosaurus had been renamed Dinotyrannus
(??).  does any one have details and a reference on this please.
>thx

Albertosaurus has NOT been renamed Dinotyrannus.  George has suggested that
the specimen from the Lancian, called ?Albertosaurus megagracilis by Greg
Paul, was a distinct genus.  So far, the only publication with Dinotyrannus
has been Olshevsky & Ford's 1995 article in volume 10 of Kyoryugaku
Saizensen, but I know that they are planning an American release.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661
Phone:301-405-4084