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Re: Deinocheirus, and spinosaur systematics

At 10:21 PM 11/14/98 EST, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
>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
>left the _Angaturama_ piece in place.
Ah, but by breaking it in two, they get to sell it *twice*, and thus get
more money for it!  Given what the collector did to _Irritator_, I find
such behavior quite believable.  In fact, I begin to wonder, did they alter
the _Iritator_ skull in an attempt to keep it from being recognized as
being part of the same specimen?

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