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Chilantaisaurus & Labocania (Re: ... sorry, forgot)
Jonathan Wagner writes (after quoting me):
> >I like _Chilantaisaurus_ better as a megalosaur. (I'm not even sure
> >if _C. tashuikoensis_ and _C. maortuensis_ belong to the same genus)
> Hasn't there been speculation (in _The Dinosauria_) that one
> of these is a Segnosaur? As for true Chilantaisaurus (Chilantaisaurus
> verdes? Sorry, trilingual joke), didn't somebody say it has D-shaped
> premax teeth? Even without, I pretty much find myself aggreeing with
> Paul that it's a tyrannosaurid.
You could be referring to _Chilantaisaurus zheziangensis_ (?spelling)
a Chinese dinosaur that _The Dinosauria_ lists as a segnosaur. Known
from pedal elements according to this reference. But Dong Zhiming in
his book on Chinese dinosaurs says that its a carnosaur (like other
_C._ species) and I believe cites different material from _The
I'm confused. I think it comes from writing upside down all the time.
Someone mentioned _Labocania_ in another posting. I've heard (sorry
I don't have a reference - this is rumour territory) that _Labocania_
is related to _Chilantai_.
Neither look to me like tyrannosaurids. (_Chilantai_ a tyrannosaurid?
- with those arms!!! Or is this a chimera too?). Dong Zhiming
thought _Chilantai_ could be a dryptosaurid though.
University of New South Wales