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Re: Nomenclature



>_Stokesosaurus_ - firming as a tyrannosauroid with the referral of an
>extraordinarily derived (for a Late Jurassic theropod) and
>somewhat tyrannosaurid-like braincase to this genus.  The article
>appeared in JVP sometime earlier this year.
 
Extraordinarily derived? Maybe not so. With a possible bird in Late Triassic (Protoavis texensis) and this new therizinosaur from Chinese Lower Jurassic sediments, carnosaurians and "megalosaurs" may be relics, Stokesosaurus being a totally unsurprising basal tyrannosaurid.
 
Best regards.
 
 
Félix Landry
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