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Re: AUSSIE ORNITHISCHIANS
On Sat, 25 Mar 2000 Tetanurae@aol.com wrote:
> <<*Atlascopcosaurus loadsi*>>
> I am not sure what this is, and unfortunately it is very fragmentary. It
> does seem to have teeth indicative of Euornithopod relationships, and may
> even be a real gosh-darned hypsilophodontid (though biogeographically, I
> doubt that).
Molnar has suggested that is a small pleisiomorphic member of an
Australian endemic "Muttaburrasauridae". Although this is supported by
just a single dental apomorphy, I am not aware of any contradictory
evidence and the idea is very appealing (of course that means one
should be extra harsh on the idea when seeking to test it)..