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TITANOSAURUS, DODO etc
Ostensibly to save time, am combining a few replies into
this one message. Firstly, re: definition of _Titanosaurus_,
George urged Tim to publish a diagnosis of the type
species. Given that Jeff Wilson and Paul Upchurch are
presently working on a review of _Titanosaurus_, this is not
such a good idea. As Tim will be the first to admit, Wilson
and Upchurch might have seen just a _little bit_ more
sauropod material than Tim has.
In an email about tyrannosaurid systematics, Jaime wrote....
> Then there's the columbid *Didunculus*, the dodo.
You mean _Raphus_. _Didunculus_ Peale 1848 is the
Samoan tooth-billed pigeon.
In an email about Pimm's _Annals Missouri Botanical
Garden_ paper, Stephan Pickering said that passerines
constitute about 25% of all continental birds. As a point of
interest, passerines constitute 59% of total extant bird taxa
(i.e., non-continental as well as continental taxa).
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