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Re: New Refs. vs Supl. Info on Shuvuuia
From: "Alessandro Marisa" <email@example.com>
for all the Ceratopsian fun, I want to point out that in the October >2001
issue of "Canadian Journal Earth of Science" there is a Dinosaur >paper in
which is described a new species of Chasmosaurus, >Chasmosaurus irvinensis
Ah, at long last the paper's been released. I had the fortunate opportunity
of being able to view the type specimen (at least, I think it was the type.
I haven't gotten a chance to see the paper yet) of _C. irvinensis_ about a
year ago, under the watchful eye of Dr. Holmes, one of the authors of the
paper. At the time, the skull had just been removed from the matrix, with
the rest of the postcranial elements still in the rock.
Interestingly, the specimen that I was able to see was preserved in sort of
an upright squatting posture, and so it may possibly shed some light onto
the whole ceratopian forelimb controversy when the rest of this baby comes
out of the rock.
In the meantime, for those interested in seeing some photos of an excellent
sculpt of the animal, held here at the CMN, they can be found at my website:
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