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Re: Questions of Various Kinds
One more for you Rachel...
> 10) Has the sauropod discovered with _Afrovenator_ been named yet?
Yes and no. It's probably the same sauropod as that named
_Rebbachisaurus tamesesnsis_ by de Lapparent back in 1960. But this
(a) does not belong to the same genus as _Rebbachisaurus
garasbae_, or even the same family as the type species (_garasbae_ is
some kind of diplodocoid, the new sauropod is a camarasaurid);
(b) de Lapparent's 1960 description of _R. tamesnensis_ was
apparently inadequate, so it is a nomen dubium. (This was thrashed
out in a recent volume of _Science_.)
According to Paul Sereno and co., a new name is needed.