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Re: Torvosaurus & Giganotosaurus
Matthew Bonnan wrote:
<... but what of Brooks Britt's 1990 (?) paper on
Torvosaurus tanneri? From my foggy recollection, he
has nice skull and postcranial illustrations in there,
and considers Torvosaurus tanneri to be a megalosaur
(?) -- again foggy recollection.>
True, he's got most of a skull (I managed to make a
composite off of it) there. Proportions give the
fellow a really narrow but long skull, with a tight
V-shaped premaxillary bite-pattern (like
*Proceratosaurus* and *Monolophosaurus*). Robust
Meanwhile, Sereno et al. (1996, 1998) have placed
*Torvosaurus* with Spinosauridae as Torvosauroidea,
based on a lot of postcranial similarities, which
*Megalosaurus*, fragmentary as it is, is hard-pressed
to duplicate reasonably. The new "Poekilopleuron"
skeleton from France includes skull material, so we
may have more to say on *Torvosaurus* systematics in
the [near ?] future.
Stickin' my nose in torvosaurs' faces again,
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Jaime A. Headden
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