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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #98

At 12:39 PM 11/4/98 -0500, TWILLIAMS@canr1.cag.uconn.edu wrote:
>For those who are interested: judging from Bakker's paper, the 
>splitting of _Apatosaurus_ and _Brontosaurus_ is based upon 
>features  (or one feature) of the braincase: position of the 

Eh, sounds rather weak to me.  It is not even clear to me that this would
not show considerable individual variation.

I always try to keep in mind that Bakker is an extreme splitter as far as
genera are concerned.  I find it pays to be somewhat cautious about
accepting Bakker's genera.

What I would really like to have more info. on is his  reasons for
splitting out Eobrontosaurus, so I can evaluate that genus better.

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