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Re: GODZILLA



On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
> [...]
>      Ken's paper includes discussion of _Godzilla_'s relationship to other
> theropods.  The four fingered hand is a primitve feature lost in
> tetanurans, as are the teeth extending ventral to the eye socket.  He
> cites the dermal armour as evidence of a relationship with _Ceratosaurus_,
> and also notes the apparantly deep premaxilla and very large
> temporal fenestra as evidence of abeliosaur affinity.  He considers
> _Godzilla_ to be a Jurassic basal ceratosaur.          

I would've thought the large back plates more indicative of stegosaurs.

> [...]

rich