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Re: "Skeletons in the Sand" PBS show
>Well, considering that Spinosaurus is the most complete of the
>known Cretaceous African theropods, and it is not very complete,
>they really do know very little about them.
Afrovenator is more complete than Spinosaurus was - Spinosaurus is a LOT
less complete now :-(.
However, if Spinosaurus skeletons had made it past the 1940s, it had the
potential to be really well described. The illustrations in Stromer's
monographs show that there was a lot of material to it, and the text
discusses more bones.
If Baharija ever opens up again for paleontological work, maybe someone can
pull out a newer specimen.
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