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Re: Deinocheirus, and spinosaur systematics
In a message dated 11/14/98 8:46:17 PM EST, znc14@TTACS.TTU.EDU writes:
<< Was this a joke, George? Both specimens are from Brazil, and, as I
recall, they are believed to be from the same formation. The only difference
in their provenance that I know of is that one was purchased by Germans.
In case you don't have a map, Brazil is a pretty big place...! The formation
itself is a bit smaller, of course, but it nevertheless beggars the
imagination to think that a skull would be broken up by the collector(s) so
that the bigger part of it wound up in the Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde
in Stuttgart and the smaller bit wound up in the University of Sao Paulo.
After all, if the collector is going to use Bondo to finish off the
_Irritator_ skull, you'd think he (or, very unlikely, she) would at least have
left the _Angaturama_ piece in place.