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Re: OLD ORNITHOMIMOSAURS
Well, this has been a productive topic.
First of all. The Kimmeridge Clay ornithomimosaur is tied with a Morrison
Formation form as earliest ornithomimosaur. This specimen is reportedly a
nearly complete skeleton and was mentioned in an SVP abstract a few years
I still say that "Ginnereemimus" does not have an arctometatarsus. Both the
figure and description state it doesn't. Note my previous e-mail:
I'd be happy to send scanned pics of "Ginnereemimus's" metatarsus to those
who contact me once I get my scanner back.
Shuvosaurus is supposedly a derived coelophysid and I doubt it and
Gojirasaurus are synonymous for the same reasons Carpenter does. I'm nearly
certain that Shuvosaurus is theropod and not rausucian, based on Rauhut's
excellent work. Look at
http://blackwidow.informatics.sunysb.edu/anatsci/browse.cfm for his first
paper on the subject.