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At 11:33 AM 12/9/96 -0500, Rachel Clark wrote:
>Just how well known is Megalosaurus, anyway?
A British graduate student (or maybe doctorate holder: I haven't heard if
she's got her degree yet) is redescribing the type material and other
material from the same age. Megalosaurus bucklandi is a distinct form,
known from a fair portion of the anatomy. Most other species refered to the
genus Megalosaurus clearly belong in other taxa.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
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University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
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"To trace that life in its manifold changes through past ages to the present
is a ... difficult task, but one from which modern science does not shrink.
In this wide field, every earnest effort will meet with some degree of
success; every year will add new and important facts; and every generation
will bring to light some law, in accordance with which ancient life has been
changed into life as we see it around us to-day."
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