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Re: GIGANOTOSAURUS



In a message dated 95-09-21 13:00:04 EDT, swf@ElSegundoCA.ATTGIS.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

>From: "D.W.Naish" <dwn194@soton.ac.uk>
> > 
> >Also, their cladogram calls the _Giganotosaurus_ + avetheropod out-group
> >Spinosauroidea 'Torvosauroidea'. You angry at that George?
>
>Hmm, this seems to imply that they place it in the "megalosaur"
>grade.  Is that correct?  I would have expected a ceratosaur,
>close to the Abelisaurids.

Megalosauridae is still ceratosaurian in my book. But advanced ceratosaurian.
At least until someone describes a complete megalosaurid manus and it turns
out to have only three digits (as on the _Giganotosaurus_ in _Dinotopia_ #2);
then I'll reconsider.

G.O.