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Re: A New State Dinosaur?



On Tue, 16 May 2000 KiernanCR@aol.com wrote:

> >>"Saurophaganax (a close relative of Allosaurus) is the state dinosaur of 
> Oklahoma, the only place it has been found so far.  "<<
> 
> Hmm. I don't know that name. There *is* _Saurophagus maximus_, which I think 
> is from OK, and which Paul (1988) listed as a junior synonym of _Allosaurus? 
> amplexus_. Could "Saurophaganx" be a misspelling?

"Saurophagus" is a preoccupied name. I think it's synonymous with
_Allosaurus amplexus_. _Saurophaganax maximus_ is I think a different
creature, a large allosaurid that may also belong to _Allosaurus_. It's
based on a dorsal neural arch.

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