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Labocania (was Re: ABELISAURIDS & CARCHARODONTOSAURIDS)




> Can there ever be a novel thread concerning any aspect of theropod 
> systematics? Not today:)

Try this one on for size. :-)  I was reading through Ralph Molnar's 
description of _Labocania_ the other day.  

Firstly, the frontal elements of this Mexican theropod are greatly 
thickened, like certain abelisaurids.  Secondly, Molnar was unsure of 
_Labocania_'s affinities - the cranial elements resembled those of 
_Chilantaisaurus_, whereas the postcranial elements showed a number 
of tyrannosaurid characters.  

Considering the new data that has emerged in the last 20+ years re 
theropod systematics, has anyone taken a second look at this theropod?


Tim