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Re: AUSSIE ORNITHISCHIANS
Nick Pharris wrote:
> *Thescelosaurus* may be polyphyletic, as suggested
> previously on the list, and "Hypsilophodon" weilandi
> could be a true hypsie, or a new genus of NA hypsie.
Um, OK, I'll bite...What the heck is "Hypsilophodon" weilandi? I can't
it anywhere in the archives.
_Hypsilophodon wielandi_ Galton and Jensen, 1979. Based on a femur found in
the Lakota Formation of South Dakota. More material may have been referred
to this species, but I'm not aware of it. _H. wielandi_ is usually regarded
as a _nomen dubium_, but I guess it's worth a second look.
While on the topic of ornithopods, Norman (1998) in his description of
_Altirhinus_ recognised _Callovosaurus leedsi_ as a valid species, and also
listed _Cumnoria prestwichii_ as a genus separate from _Camptosaurus_. This
was news to me.
And how is _Thescelosaurus_ polyphyletic? Is this because _T. garbanii_ is
probably not a true _Thescelosaurus_ species? AFAIK, there's only one other
species left in the genus: the type, _T. neglectus_.
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