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Saltasauridae (was Re: new titanosaur paper)
At 06:23 PM 7/9/99 -0400, Mike Keesey wrote:
>On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
>> They even suggest that titanosaurs (or at least the derived saltasaurids)
>I've never heard of a Saltasauridae -- thought _S._ was a titanosaurid?
>From Sereno (1998 N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Abh. 210: 41-83):
Saltasauridae = Opisthoceolicaudinae + Saltasaurinae. (a Node-Stem Triplet,
or NST in Sereno's terminology).
p. 72: "Although not based on diversity, morphology or tradition, a
saltasaurid NST stabilizes the higher taxonomy of derived titanosaurs, and
supplants use of the taxon "Titanosauridae," which is not based on a valid
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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