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Re: svp notes

For some reason or another, reports on SVP this year sure are trickling
out slowly...leaving those of us unfortunate enough to miss it still
wondering with baited breath about such questions as what is the
biogeographic significance of the basal neoceratopsians? What is the
importance of new Gobi embryos?, How strong is the support for a
Nipponosaurus+Hypacrosaurus clade? New sauropods from across the
world...any skulls? Are Saurornithoides and Paronychodon valid taxa? How
complete are the new dinosaurs in the Fukui Prefectural Museum? Is
consensus on Stegosaurian plates any closer to being reached?  Are
Chubutisaurus scales similar to those of the titanosaur embryos? How much
new Coelurus and Stokesaurus material is there? If it's a big SA theropod
and its not an abelisaur or carcharodontosaur, what is it? How huge could
sebecosuchians get? Does "haplocanthosaurid" necessarily mean H. priscus?
What is the new Gobi avialan, and what makes Oviraptor philoceratops
Oviraptor philoceratops? Who DID dig that big tunnel? Shansiodont
monophyly rent asunder--does anyone else care? Wasn't Conan IV
titled "Claw of The Mantis"? These and many other questions remain
undiscussed...would any SVP attendees care to comment on any or all of
these goings-on?

-Christian Kammerer