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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #118



In a message dated 11/11/99 5:24:58 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
Dinogeorge@aol.com writes:

> Jobaria (named after the Tuareg mythical creature "Jobar") is described as 
a 
>  primitive camarasaurid-like macronarian with a short neck of 12 cervicals 
> and broad teeth, known from a number of individuals.

So it's back to being a camarasaurlike macronarian?  As Tom noted earlier, 
Jeff Wilson indicated last month that this animal fell just outside 
Neosauropoda.

The skull does look rather reminiscent of _Camarasaurus_ (though, for those 
of you who haven't seen it, it has a hugely long, thin, sloping nasal spar--a 
most interesting-looking animal).  _Jobaria_, it sounds like, is definitely 
in need of a lengthy monograph.  95% complete!  Can you believe it?

--Nick P.