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Re: Time Space and Matter -2



>From: jdharris@csn.net (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.

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