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Re: Carcharodontosaurus (was Re: Megalosaurs)
Nick Pharris wrote:
>In a message dated 96-05-31 11:49:06 EDT, Jonathan Wagner wrote
>(first quoting Tim Williams):
>>>By the way, the paper on _Carcharodontosaurus_ and _Deltadromeus_
>>>mentioned that at an abelisaur had been discovered in Africa. Does
>>>anyone have the details?
>> Yeah, I saw that too. Intriguing! I believe, but I'm not sure,
>>that this is part of the Charcharodontosaurus-as-abelisaur theory that has
>>been put up (I believe Holtz, mentions it in the big paper (1994)).
Okay, okay, I guess it's time to clear this up...
There is a Moroccan abelisaurids (Tafilalt locality), reported in the
abstract volume for last year's SVP by Dale Russell. Unfortunately,
that particular poster was not at the meeting!! However, Sereno et
omnia cite a Russell paper in press at the Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Paris
in reference to the Tafilalt material.
I did note in the 1994 paper that Bonaparte noticed similarities in
the femora of some of the African theropods and Carnotaurus. However,
I also noted that the African material did show some tetanurine
>As for the African abelisaur, I'll have to go along with an earlier
>poster and speculate that the reference was to _Majungasaurus_, from
> BTW, did everyone see the ?_M. crenatissimus_ premaxilla in the
>winter '96 _Dinosaur Report_? Wow! On the same tack, I can't wait
>untill they get that 85% complete titanosaur prepared!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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