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Re: Questions of Various Kinds
Tim Williams wrote (quoting Rachel Clark):
>> 14) Is _Albertosaurus_ the valid generic name for the species "A. libratus"?
>The type species for _Albertosaurus_ (_A. sarcophagus_) is a
>fragmentary skull which some researchers believe is too poorly
>preserved to diagnose a valid genus. This throws the referral of all
>other _Albertosaurus_ species into doubt. Apparently the whole
>_Albertosaurus_ mess is being sorted out at the moment, and a paper
>is (reputedly) in the pipeline.
Actually, although incomplete, the skull of A. sarcophagus is pretty good,
and shows many unique features.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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