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Re: CHINESE SAUROPODS
On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Tetanurae wrote:
> In truth, it simply matters on which family was named first.
I knew this, but guessed (wrongly) that Mamenchisauridae was named at the
same time as _Mamenchisaurus_.
> Additionally, as I have said before, Shunosaurus is a much more basal sauropod
> than those belonging to the Euhelopodidae. The single character used to unite
> them (ossified tail clubs) is probably in error and should be thrown out of
> subsequent analyses [more info is in a prior post of mine in the archives].
Didn't _Omeisaurus_ have a club?
--T. Mike Keesey
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