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Re: References

In a message dated 97-05-02 20:39:33 EDT, martz@holly.ColoState.EDU (Jeffrey
Martz) writes:

<< Just out of curiosity, it you don't think theropods can be identified
 using teeth, what do you think of _Troodon_? >>

All we need to do is find one genus--or even one species--of troodontid other
than _Troodon_ with the same kinds of teeth, and bang! _Troodon_ is toast.
(That is, a genus known from postcrania that differ significantly from those
of the _Stenonychosaurus inequalis_ type specimen, which is currently the
part of the _Troodon_ hypodigm.) Once you have two genera with _Troodon_
teeth, you can't tell which is the one that belongs with the _Troodon_ type
tooth, and that makes the genus indeterminate. This is what has happened with