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Re: NON-TROODONTS



At 05:15 AM 2/25/98 EST, Dinogeorge wrote:

><< Whoops, forgot this one. Why is it listed on my pages as _Saurornithoides? 
> asiamericanus_ ... I must keep better track of my sources...  >>
>
>Because _Saurornithoides_ is a Mongolian troodontid genus and _Troodon_ is an
>American genus. One should avoid referring tooth species to genera on a
>different continent when a good enough genus is already available on the same
>continent.

I would definitely agree with that!!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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