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Re: layperson

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> Well, through the detective work of
> Jack McIntosh and David Berman, we now know that the skull of _Apatosaurus_
> was not _Camarasaurus_-like at all but strongly resembled the skull of
> _Diplodocus_: Strongly enough that it had originally been referred to that
> dinosaur.

<chuckle>  I've always thought that the skull was supposed to be the
most distinctive thing about any vertebrate species.  If _Diplodocus_
and _Apatosaurus_ have such nearly identical skulls, is it possible that
they're actually the same genus?

-- JSW