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Re: Sonorasaurus

At 03:00 PM 6/22/98 -0700, William Gibson Park wrote:
I have no idea why it
>is published in such an obscure journal for such a rare find, a Middle
>Cretaceous Brachiosaurid!

"Middle" (really late Early) K brachiosaurids are hardly a new discovery:
Astrodon (aka Pleurocoelus), from the late Early K of Maryland, was known
long before Brachiosaurus!  Furthermore, some of the Aptian-Albian sauropod
material from northern Africa has been ascribed to brachiosaurids.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661