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RE: casts photos (again)



From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of aspidel@infonie.be

>And what's _Szechuanosaurus campi_ ?
 
A name destined for the dustbin of taxonomy...  The name properly refers to an isolated "generic" theropod tooth.
 
This specimen (or the one that the cast is based on, anyway) is part of the hypodigm of a new taxon being named by Dan Chure.  However, because there were taxonomic problems in the name he proposed in his disseratation (noted by reviewers of the modified version of that manuscript destined for publication), the final published name may indeed be different from the version in the dissertation.

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