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Re: tyrannosaur embryo



At 03:16 AM 1/16/98 EST, Dinogeorge wrote:

><< If they bought _T, rex_ in *China*, they certainly were ignorami.
> (_Tyrannosaurus_ in China, yes, _T. rex_, no). >>
>
>Nah--_Jenghizkhan_ in Asia, _Tyrannosaurus_ in North America. Just because
>it's big and tyrannosaurid doesn't make it _Tyrannosaurus_.

Nah, but if it does share a buttload of shared derived characters uniquely
with rex, and indeed if the type of bataar shares a few features with rex
not found even in the smaller "efremovi" material, there is a damn good case
for including it in Tyrannosaurus!!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
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