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Important, if true. But is there a scientific concensus on this, as
yet? Can you give us reference(s)? Or, is this simply a personal
conclusion? What might Chattergee say on this?<
_Chatterjeea elegans_ is named by Long and Murry, and included in the
Chatterjeeidae (same volume). I don't know how widely accepted this is, as
other parts of this volume have turned out to be less than correct. In any
case, Chatterjeea is regarded as an advanced poposaur, found only in Carnian
and Norian deposits in the southwest, and about a meter and a half in
length. Its stratigraphic range is equal to _Postosuchus_ (interesting,
no?), but has a large postierorly hooked pubic "boot". The holotype is
represented by a fairly complete presacral vertebrae series, a partial
scapula-coricoid, a complete pelvis and hindlimgs, and a few caudal
Anyways, here's the reference.
Long, R., and Murry, P. 1995. Late Triassic (Carnian-Norian) Tetrapods from
the Southwestern United States. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and
Science Bulletin 4, Pp. 153-163.
Hope that helps!
Student of Geology
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 20840
Flagstaff, Az. 86011
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