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I see that Portuguese sauropods have reared their heads (or, at least, their
<<Betty Cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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<<Subject: CNN: 2 ton Jurassic dino pelvis from Portugal>
So it seems an appropriate time to ask about the status of Apatosaurus
alenquerensis de Lapparent & Zbyszewski 1957 (Kimmeridgian, Portugal).
Judging from published illustrations, it surely isn't Apatosaurus. In 1990
("The Dinosauria") MacIntosh suggested its affinities lay with Camarasaurus
- which (with all deference to his far superior knowledge) strikes me as
equally unconvincing. More recently Wilson & Sereno (1998 SVP Memoirs)
raised a third possibility - which escapes me, as I'm working from memory.
Does anyone have any really convincing idea as to where this beast fits in
among the sauropods?
Back to the swamp...