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Re: miscellaneous questions
From: email@example.com (Jerry D. Harris)
> > I came across a curious little contribution by
> >none-other than Sankar Chatterjee. ...
> The animal was named _Shuvosaurus_, and the reference is:
> Chatterjee, S. (1993). "_Shuvosaurus_, a new theropod," _National
> Geographic Research & Exploration_
> 9(3): 274-285.
> In this paper, he describes why it's an advanced ornithomimid, ...
> It now seems that the
> non-ornithomimid - and even non-dinosaurian! - nature of this animal is
> probably correct: the postcranial skeleton of a bizarre poposaurid
> "thecodont" currently called _Chatterjea_ from the Post Quarry ...
> seems quite perfect for the _Shuvosaurus_ skull.
Well! A poposaurid! Imagine that, the very group that Sankar
Chatterjee once suggested was directly ancestral to the tyrannosaurs!
[Interesting that he shoudl twice confuse poposaurid material with
By the way, this is one more example of why I do not trust his
taxonomic sense. If Protoavis is a bird, it will be more luck than
skill on his part.
The peace of God be with you.