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SERENO'S MAMBO THEROPOD.. IS IT?
> >I have a copy of a photo published in one of our newspapers in ?nov of last
> >year, and I think it might be of Sereno's new, very big theropod. It shows
> >just a skull, resting on a thick kind of mat, and Sereno is lying down to
> >look into its mouth, kind of smiling as he knows it's a such a un-subtle
> >publicity shot. The skull is very big, about 5 ft long, very dark in colour.
> >Until yesterday I assumed it was _Afrovenator_, but George's comments made
> >me think otherwise. As yet, I haven't had time to compare this skull with
> >that of _Afrovenator_. From memory, though, the one in the photo appears
> >much deeper.
> That's the big one, no doubt.
OK, but two problems; the caption to the photo describes the animal as
_Afrovenator_ (but I reckon that's the only name they could get hold of, for
obvious reasons); the caption said that the skull was on display in... Sydney.
> >Doug Henderson has painted _Afrovenator_ with a _Ceratosaurus_-style
> >vertical preorbital hornlet. I see no suggestion of such on _Afrovenator_'s
> There's been a lot of plaster added to the mounted _Afrovenator_ skeleton...
Maybe, but still no ceratosaurus-style preorbital hornlet.
"What we have here is a fundamental lack of respect for the law"
"Is it just me, or are those tentacles getting longer?" Errr, it's just you