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Re: Deinocheirus, and spinosaur systematics

In a message dated 11/15/98 7:23:18 PM EST, sarima@ix.netcom.com writes:

<< 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? >>

Is interesting point, but _Angaturama_ specimen is miserable hunk of junk by
comparison with _Irritator_ specimen (Alex Kellner would probably agree).
Also, collectors probably quite savvy and realize that breaking a specimen in
two would probably bring less money in total than keeping specimen
intact--completeness of specimen is big factor in value.