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Re: Archaeornithoides



In a message dated 95-12-06 09:32:46 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
writes:

>However, when I wrote Estes about the "hatchling Tarbosaurus"
>mentioned in Carpenter's paper (at the beginning of my work on theropod
>morphometrics), he replied by saying that it was not, in fact,
tyrannosaurid,
>and sent me slides of the specimen. About five years later, the Wellnhofer
>and
>Elzanowski papers came out describing Archaeornithoides, and lo and behold,
>it
>was the same specimen!

Greg Paul called this specimen an aublysodontid in _Predatory Dinosaurs of
the World_. That was as close as I thought anyone had come to calling it a
tyrannosaurian.