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From: email@example.com (Jerry D. Harris)
> what exactly is the deal with "Altispinax" vs. _Becklespinax_?
A very big mess.
> Is the
> latter a formally named and described taxon and, if so, what's the
Yes. For more details, my Web site has the full gory details
explained. You can start at URL:
and go to the entry for Becklespinax. That one cross references to
the entry for Altispinax.
> I know that _Altispinax_ is a nomen dubium, based on the
> holotype tooth and the vertebrae were referred.
The vertebrae are no longer refered. They are the basis of
_Becklespinax_. _Altispinax_ is now just the tooth.
The peace of God be with you.