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Re: Tyrannosaurus and...
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Steve Brusatte wrote:
> Christopher Pearsoll wrote:
> I have a question concerning Tyrannosaurus, and while I'm sure
> I'm beating the second or third largest dead horse on the DML,
> (BAND or ABSURD anyone?) I would like some clarification. Are
> there one, two or three species of Tyrannosaurus, or are T.
> bataar and T. luanchensis (and any others I might have missed)
_T. luanchuanensis_ is a _nomen dubium_ based on a single tooth. It's
likely the same as either _T. bataar_ or _T. efremovi_ (which may be the
same things themselves!). Same deal for _T. lanpingensis_.
> suppposed to be distinct genera as well as species. I have seen
> this arguement rage back and forth and I was curious as to the
> current whereabouts of the most recent concensus on this
> matter. Thanks in advance for any answers received on this
> Well, I'm certainly no expert on this issue, but I do still recognize
> Tarbosaurus myself (I keep the genus on my website). If I recall
> correctly, Mike Keesey does not have Tarbosaurus as a distinct genera
> on the Dinosauricon. I could be wrong, though. Also, a few of the
> speakers at the Armour Symposium recognized Tarbosaurus, which means
> this issue is a long way from being dead.
I will probably "resurrect" _Tarbosaurus_ (with members _T. bataar_ and
_T. efremovi_ -- _T. novojilovi_ is probably a juvenile of one of these,
it seems) on the Dinosauricon when I have time.
T. MICHAEL KEESEY
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