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T rex print-Ty-rant
Tracy Ford wrote:
> You wrote:
> >> There is Tyrannosauropus (or is it Tyrannosauripus?--my reference is not
> >> with
> >> me in San Diego yet), which is based on a large print that can only be that
> >> of Tyrannosaurus, the only dinosaur capable of leaving a print of that size
> >> and shape.
> > I think it is _Tyrannosauripus_. My reference is here somewhere...
> > Oh come on, George. Ten years ago _Tyrannosaurus_ was the
> >"largest" theropod, too. Just because there isn't another theropod in the
> >current fossil record from the New Mexico Maastrichtian that is large
> >enough to create _Tyrannosauripus_ does not mean that one didn't exist.
> >Josh Smith
> The person you SHOULD be ranting at is Martin Lockley, HE'S the one who
> identified the print, and George is just relateing what Martin said.
Actually, this is much less of a rant than most of the stuff that
normally gets thrown out on this list. I realize that Martin (and Adrian
Hunt, BTW) described the ichnotaxon, and Martin knows my stance on his
trackmaker postulations for it. The point that George and I are/were
discussing concerns the methodology of negative evidence more than the
specific trackmaker assignments for _Tyrannosauripus_.
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