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Re: Isle of Wight "Oviraptor"



Stephan Pickering wrote...

> A cf. Oviraptorosauria for an isolated vertebra, regardless of
> the name (the taxon named by von Huene is a nomen dubium/vanum [I prefer
> Sam Welles's adjective]), would be appropriate. 

This statement indicates that you have not read the paper. We explicitly 
state that use of von Huene's taxonomic name for this specimen is 
problematic. This is also made clear in _Dinosaurs of the Isle of 
Wight_.


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