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T. Mike Keesey included the following beasts in his list of probable
troodontids. I have some comments..
> _Ornithodesmus cluniculus_ (not to be confused with
> "Ornithodesmus"_latidens_, a pterosaur)
I don't think it is a troodont (and I examined BMNH R187, the type,
last week). Pete Makovicky has said quite a bit about the
_Ornithodesmus cluniculus_ sacrum in some of his papers and his
thesis, and both Tom Holtz and myself have some ideas in press on it.
I'd rather not go into detail because these ideas need more work
before they can go public. There are two new possible identities for
> _Troodon? isfarensis_
> indeterminate material from the Cedar Mountain Formation
Cedar Mountain Fm? I thought this was one of Nessov's Soviet taxa.
Another one is _T. asiamericana_. Nessov was hospitalised in a mental
institute while he was writing the papers in which these taxa are
named, and his suicide followed soon after. The taxa may therefore be
regarded as of extremely dubious validity.
> And maybe:
Only circulating rumours and the name are publicly known for this one
at present: do not take its tentative allocation to Troodontidae here
at all seriously.
> _Elopteryx_, which may be synonymous with _Bradycneme_ and
I'm still unsure as to why these European tibiotarsal fragments have
come to be regarded as possible troodont. I know this is the
identification put forward by Greg in PDOTW, but surely it must go
back further than that. Anyone know? They are, without doubt, not
from troodontids. A new identity for them will be published later
this year: sorry, my lips are seals.
My previous assertion that Dan Chure no longer regards this as a
troodont was not correct. Dan actually says that they are not
_necessarily_ from a troodont, this I learnt from Jerry Harris.
An (atoposaurid?) crocodylomorph. Probably.
"No, not fish - - snake"