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Tom Holtz wrote:
> 5.What other species of amniotes were present?
Other dinos in the quarry are _Iliosuchus incognitus_ and indeterminate
> 8.Is Megalosauridae a valid grouping? If so, what supports it?
As the existence of _Megalosaurus_ as a valid group (of bones) is
questionable, I think you can see why the next step up is even more
tentative. I have a contribution forthcoming that does support a
grouping f _Meg._, _Torvo._, _Poekilo._, _Eustrep._, _Piatnitzky._,
_Afrovenator_, and someone else (heh, heh, heh...), to the exclusion of all
other theropods. One the other hand, if you do NOT consider the
non-dentary _M. bucklandi_ material as belonging to a single taxon, the
monophyly of Megalosauridae falls apart relative to other basal
tetanurines. As for what supports it: wait for the paper... :-)
> 9.Should Torvosaurus and Poekilopleuron be sunk into Megalosauridae?
Whoops, I mean to ask if they should be sunk into Megalosaurus.
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