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Re: Time Space and Matter -2
>From: email@example.com (Jerry D. Harris)
> ... Ah...but
> then again, sauropod skulls (like the one on _Mamenchisaurus_; until its
> discovery, the beast was thought to be a diplodocid!) seem to have a nasty
> habit of fooling even the best paleontologists!
Not quite true. There was a controversy over the placement of
Mamenchisaurus. Some placed it as a divergent (aka unusual)
diplodocid (in its own subfamily), others placed it in the
Asian endemic family Euhelpodidae, along with Omeisaurus
and a few other unusual long-necked forms. Thus the skull was
not a total surprise.
The peace of God be with you.