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Re: TROODON, FABROSAURUS AND TOOTH TAXA IN GENERAL



Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 97-09-09 08:07:08 EDT, smithjb@sas.upenn.edu writes:
> 
> << What sample size are you dealing with?   How many specimens have 
>  you examined of _Aublysodon_?  I have teeth that are extreamly 
>  morphologically similar to _Aublysodon, but which most certainly possess 
>  denticles on the carinae. >>
> 
> I'm going strictly by the literature here. About 20-30 references. I wouldn't
> be at all surprised if there are _Aublysodon_-like teeth with serrated
> carinae, since this is the primitive state for Tyrannosauridae. If you can
> show that unserrated premaxillary teeth occur in adult tyrannosaurines, not
> just shanshanosaurines, it would be a most interesting and valuable
> contribution to tyrannosaurid systematics. (And it would kill for all time
> the taxon _Aublysodon_).
> 
        Do I detect a "I really want to see this taxon die" note in your 
writing?  I am getting this impression (grin).


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