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



IIRC, wasn't _Amphicoelias fragillimus_ a holotype for a very large sauropod
vertebra (13ft.) found in the 19th century? I recall some refernces estimating
the animal at close to 200 ft. in length if a Seismosaurid.

"T. Mike Keesey" wrote:

> 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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