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Majungatholus



Just to (hopefully) clear up for those who don't have access to the actual
Science paper on Majungatholus. As suggested earlier by Pete Bucholtz, the
paper is very clear as to why the beast is called Majungatholus and not
Majungasaurus. The partial dentary that is the type for Majungasaurus is
considered indeterminate and has been relegated to nomen dubium. The
abelisaurid material (positively identified by the recent almost complete
skull) also contains the partial skull originally assigned to Majungatholus,
so that name has been retained for the abelisaurid (even though
inappropriate by derivation - but we've been down that path recently,
haven't we %-)  ).
Graeme Worth
The Dinosaur Encyclopaedia