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Re: "Megalosaurus" inexpectatus the carcharodontosaurid?
In a message dated 5/14/00 9:59:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Other teeth with such wrinkles have recently been described from the Cerro
> Castano Member of the Cerro Barcino Formation (Argentina), the Jobu
> Formation of Mifune Group (Japan) and the Bauru Formation (Brazil).
I was just reading about the Mifune tooth, and also Jerry Harris's (1998)
suggestion that perhaps _Chilantaisaurus_ is a carcharodontosaur. I find the
possibility of an Asian carcharodontosaur radiation very interesting indeed
(it would certainly modify some biogeographic hypotheses).
Harris reports that Chure (pers. comm.) considers that the braincase of
_Chilantaisaurus_ has been misdescribed and does not consider "the material"
allosauroid at all. Jerry, I'm curious: is it just the braincase that Chure
considers non-allosauroid, or the whole taxon? Does he have any other
suggestion for what it might be?