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Re: Dinosaur Nicknames
Stephen Dedman wrote:
> > Speaking of which, does anyone know whether "Eric" the pliosaur has
> > be described and named? From what I can tell from photographs it
> > seems to be fairly complete, yet most captions simply read "pliosaur".
> The most recent info I have, John Long's _Dinosaurs of Australia_, says
> it was first described as Cimoliosaurus leucospelus. It was decided that
> the remains were too incomplete to be assigned to a new species but were
> tentatively assigned to Dolichnorhynchops.
> - Stephen Dedman
Yeah, that's the material from White Cliffs, but Eric came from
Coober Pedy. There is no mention of this material in John
Long's book. There are some photos on page 140 of "Wildlife of
Gondwana". Eric is much more complete. Have they been assigned
as the same species (or genus)?