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RE: Please help with Specimen Number and Museum abbreviation!
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Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Please help with Specimen Number and Museum abbreviation!
In a message dated 1/18/01 10:09:14 AM EST, znc14@TTACS.TTU.EDU writes:
<< George suggested that the Kritosaurus skull I am looking for is
NMC 2278, a suggestion also put forth (privately) by another generous list
member. Unfortunately, this is the type specimen of K. notabilis, and not
the specimen illustrated by Weishampel... unless DBW was drawing the
*left* side of the type (which is normally illustrated in right lateral
profile. I hate to press, but I wonder if folks who have access to Glut
could check. >>
The skull illustrated by Don Glut is NMC 2278, but this is not the specimen
illustrated in the Dinosauria chapter by Weishampel & Horner. I compared
side by side; both appear in right lateral view. Also, NMC 2278 seems to be
plaster mount, so the left side may not be visible. You might try checking
Lull & Wright, my copy of which is buried right now, since they sometimes
illustrate more than one specimen for each hadrosaur taxon, and of course
original Gryposaurus notabilis paper. Finally, of course, you might try
emailing Dave Weishampel and ask him which specimen he used.
ROM 873 (old number 5859)
Locality: 3 miles below Steveville, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Red Deer
River, Alberta, Canada.
Horizon: Judith River Formation, Campanian, Late Cretaceous.
Material: Skull with skin impression on right jugal.
I don't have any illustration for it.