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RE:Protoceratops & questions
Well...nitpicking beyond redemption here (thwak!)... in all probablity
*Ultrasauros* is (junior synonym of) *Supersaurus* as the holotype specimen
for U.macintoshi is a diplodocid dorsal vertebra (while the scapulacoracoid
which accompanied it is brachiosaurid).
Jaime A. Headden wrote
>Fortunately, Felix set me strait:
><It is certainly not! *Supersaurus* and *Brachiosaurus* are very
>different. In fact, no two other sauropods are more different, I think
>(exept maybe a *Barosaurus*/*Camarasaurus* duo). The former is a
>diplodocid and the latter is a... brachiosaurid! But maybe you mean't
>*Ultrasauros*; if so, it IS *Brachiosaurus* and it is VERY big.>
> Yes, I meant *Ultrasauros*, and I appologize for the mix-up.