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Re: Stomatosuchus

Chris Collinson wrote:

> Josh,
>      First I'd like to say that its so cool that some one has finally
> returned to Egypt to recover Stromer's dinosaurs, and congratulate you, and
> your team, on the spectacular finds of Paralititan, and Cretaceous
> mangroves. I can not decide which is more spectacular!
> Second, one of the abstracts mentioned crocodilian material being found. I
> was wondering if any of that material is referable to Stomatosuchus? As you
> probably know it was part of Stromer's Egypt collection and destroyed right
> along with it. If yes, any thing of substantial scientific importance,
> ...like a skull?
> Chris.

Thanks.  We are sorting through the croc material now (much of it has yet to
be examined or even prepared in some cases--Paralititan really took most of
our energy over the last 10 months or so).  All I can really say right now is
that we have some pretty interesting pieces (interesting enough to cause Hans
Sues's pulse to quicken) and that hopefully we will know more soon...


Josh Smith
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University of Pennsylvania
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