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Re: Destroyed Fossils (was: Re: JP3 Trailer)



On Mon, 7 May 2001, Richard W Travsky wrote:

> Which brings up a related question, a list of dino fossils that have
> mysteriously disappeared.

I think the _Kakuru kujani_ holotype (and only specimen) was missing for a
while, but cropped up several years ago.

Still missing are the holotypes of _Amphicoelias fragillimus_,
_Calamospondylus oweni_, _Notoceratops bonarelli_, and _Odontorhynchus
aculeatus_ (my database includes pterosaurs).

Destroyed holotypes: _Aegyptosaurus baharijensis_, _Bahariasaurus ingens_,
_Caudocoelus sauvagei_, _Podokesaurus holyokensis_, _Poekilopleuron
bucklandii_, _Spinosaurus aegyptiacus_. All of these were destroyed in
World War II, except for _Podokesaurus_, destroyed in a fire.

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