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Re: WYLEYIA A DROMAEOSAUR? [and a word on Yaverlandia]

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Timothy Williams wrote:

>  With the Malagasy genus 
> _Majungatholus_ now known to be an abelisaur, and _Taveirosaurus_ of Europe 
> an undetermined ornithischian, pachycephalosaurs are now described for 
> certain only from the Late Cretaceous of North America and Asia 
> (Chatterjee's Late Triassic pachies from India notwithstanding).

Stenopelix still stands as an Early Cretaceous, European
pachycephalosaur. This based on a number of good postcranial
synapomorphies (see Sereno, 1999). I'm especially impressed with the
long rod-like sacral ribs.


Adam Yates