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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #141




George wrote:

The type specimen may be the worst fossil to serve as a type
specimen still classified within Dinosauria, ranking alongside the petrified
wood that is the type specimen of Aachenosaurus multidens.

Yes, but the competition is pretty tough. There's also _Succinodon_, thought by Huene to be a sauropod jaw, making it the first described Polish sauropod. As it turned out, it was just the filled borings made by a mollusc (genus _Kuphus_) that looked like a series of sauropod teeth.


Another alleged dinosaur, _Macrodontophion_, based on a pointed tooth which (I've heard) may not be a tooth at all but the fossilized shell of some mollusc.

And _Hadrosaurus tripos_ is a whale!


Tim



References

Pozaryska, K. and Pugaczewska, H. (1981) Bivalve nature of Huene's dinosaur _Succinodon_. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 26(1): 27-34.
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