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Re: R: "Supersaurus"
Carlo Godel wrote:
you are correct in the supersaurus business the Ultrasaurus is a
and the supersaurus is a diplodocid. the quarries are close to my home here
in Grand Junction
The _Supersaurus_ vs _Ultrasaurus_ thing is a little confusing. This is
based upon the work of Brian Curtice:
The dorsal vertebra that was chosen by Jim Jensen to be the holotype of
_Ultrasaurus_ (later _Ultrasauros_) in fact belongs to _Supersaurus_.
_Ultrasauros_ is therefore a junior synonym of _Supersaurus_.
A shoulder bone (scapulocoracoid) that was referred to _Ultrasaurus/os_ by
Jensen does come from a brachiosaurid, probably _Brachiosaurus_ (a quite
average-sized one at that).
Yes, they do come from the same quarry: Dry Mesa in Colorado. Also found
there was _Dystylosaurus_, based on a single dorsal. This genus now has a
shadow hanging over it.
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