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Re: einiosaurus, achelousaurus?
>I am not familiar with the references to 'einiosaurus' or 'achelousaurus';
>are these dinosaurs? From the names (ending in "saurus"), I thought they
>might be. If so, can anyone provide some basic details such as age,
>classification, locale of findings, basic description of any distinguishing
>features? Are there any species assigned to the genera? Who described these
>findings, and when? (Don't ask for much, do I ? <g>) If dinosaurian, these
>will be items 2576 and 2577 in my database
Einiosaurus procurvicornis and Achelousaurus horneri are two new
"to-be-named" species of ceratopsian dinosaur, closely related to
Pachyrhinosaurus. Scott Sampson presented these two at the SVP meeting in
Seattle last year. I don't know when the official publication comes out.
Einiosaurus is the dinosaur refered to as "Styracosaurus makeli" in
_Dinosaurs: A Global View_ by Czerkas and Czerkas.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092