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Re: Megalosaurus and Titanosaurus
In a message dated 11/21/02 11:54:14 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< The two
scapulae mentioned above showed a smaller, fused scapulocoracoid versus a
larger, separate pair of elements. One femur is more primitive than that
which appears to be "spinosauroid", and may ceratosaurian, but this is
Clearly what we need here is to find, first, a theropod skeleton that has the
first kind of postcrania associated with a dentary, and second, another
theropod skeleton that has the second kind of postcrania associated with a
dentary. Then, if and only if >both< dentaries resemble the type dentary of
Meg bucklandii will Meg bucklandii be a nomen dubium.
Just because we don't know which, if either, postcrania go with the type
dentary doesn't make Meg bucklandii a nomen dubium.