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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #141
The type specimen may be the worst fossil to serve as a type
specimen still classified within Dinosauria, ranking alongside the
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
And _Hadrosaurus tripos_ is a whale!
Pozaryska, K. and Pugaczewska, H. (1981) Bivalve nature of Huene's dinosaur
_Succinodon_. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 26(1): 27-34.
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