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Re: Re: Interdental plates



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>On Mon, 4 Sep 1995 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
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>> I've gone through a little of the thecodontian literature and I find that
>> interdental plates occurred in many pre-dinosaurian archosaurs, particularly
>> in large predators such as _Postosuchus_, _Teratosaurus_, 
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>      I thought  that  teratosaurus was an invalid taxon composed  of a 
>bunch  of  prosauropods and some  sort  of  predatory  archosaur jumbled  
>together.   Has  this  been reconsidered?
>

The type Teratosaurus material is a diagnostic poposaurid pseudosuchian.
Most of the "original" associated postcranial material has turned out to be
prosauropod.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
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Phone:301-405-4084