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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #100
> One thing I noticed is that _Irritator_ lacks the "pinching"
> between its premaxilla and maxilla which gives all other spinosaurids
> their spoon-like snouts. This is based on the figures of
> _Irritator_'s skull given in Martill et al.'s original
To respond to one of my own messages, I'm not sure if the preserved
portion of the _Irritator_ skull shows clearly if the rostrum was
spatulate - constricted at the premaxilla-maxilla suture. But I
believe _Angaturama_ does show this feature. Regarding
_Irritator_ and _Angaturama_ as the same theropod does make this
theropod a lot more spinosaurid-like.
> > No less than 13 coauthors, a new record for the number of coauthors of the
> > description of a dinosaurian new genus and species, eclipsing the previous
> > record of nine. Do not miss the related article in the same issue:
> > Holtz, T. R., Jr., 1998. "Spinosaurs as Crocodile Mimics," Science
> > 282(5392):
> > 1276 1277 [November 13, 1998].
> > This becomes genus #842 in the Dinosaur Genera List:
> > Suchomimus Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Gado, Larsson, Lyon, Marcot, Rauhut,
> > Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, G. P. Wilson & J. A. Wilson, 1998