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RE: Allosauroid _Abelisaurus_???
On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> The authors do not come to the *conclusion* that _Abelisaurus_ is an
> allosauroid; in fact, they accept it as an abelisaurid and relative to the
> carnotaurines. However, they do point out (as have others before them) the
> anatomical similarities shared by _Abelisaurus_ and _Giganotosaurus_; and
> that, because _Abel._ lacks postcranial material, the potential exists that
> in the future we COULD find that it is a carcharodontosaur.
So only _Abelisaurus_ would be removed from _Ceratosauria_? Seems awfully
shaky to have all those clade names (_Abelisauria_, _Abelisauroidea_,
_Abelisauridae_) based on it, then....
T. MICHAEL KEESEY
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