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Re: eastern us dinos (2nd att...
>> Our neck of the woods was
>>also home to Dryptosaurus aquilunguis, a large, powerfully clawed
>>coelurosaur and the first good theropod postcrania found in North >America.
>Do you have the reference for this? I also thought it was sysnonymized with
>Allosaurus medius and lower Cretaceous in age. As one who is studying the
>Arundel fauna and has found a large fragment ~2.5" of a very large possibly 6
>inch long Allosaurus tooth, according to Dr. Hotton, I would be very
>interested in getting a reprint!
True Dryptosaurus is a Late K theropod from the New Egypt Formation of NJ
and equivalents. Gilmore referred some of the Arundel theropods to
Dryptosaurus, and then to Allosaurus. I don't think any evidence is
convincing for either.
There is a paper on Dryptosaurus by various authors in press in JVP.
>Also, I have a variety of theropod teeth possibly representing several genera
>and range in size from ~.25" long up to 1.5" long with the smallest teeth
>showing considerable recurvature while largere morphs are lees so. What other
>theropod info might you be aware of regarding the Arundel.
There really isn't very much. I'll try and find what I can.
>BTW, I found the
>largest and best preserved theropod metacarpal apparently relating to the 4
>or so others I found over the last two years. It seems that at this rate, I
>may have a complete manus/limb in say 5 years;-) Lots of other interesting
>stuff too that I need to clean and document.
I look forward to it.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. Phone: 703-648-5280
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