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Re: Gondawanan dinosaurs
Nick Pharris wrote-
> One note: _Minmi_, the relatively well-known Australian "nodosaur", is
> nodosaur but probably closer to ankylosaurs. Whatever it is, it branched
> the ankylosaurian family tree early.
I can't speak for Joao, but when I referred to nodosaurs in my reply to his
original message I meant non-ankylosaurine ankylosaurians, as nodosaurids,
polacanthines and more basal types are currently hard to distinguish based
on fragmentary remains and are often simply called nodosaurs in the
literature. We need an in depth study of ankylosaur systematics before we
can assign most nodosaurs to a specific family.