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Spinosaurid Synonymy



--- "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu> wrote:
>
> IRRITATOR CHALLENGERI, A SPINOSAURID (DINOSAURIA: THEROPODA) FROM THE LOWER
> CRETACEOUS OF BRAZIL. HANS-DIETER SUES, EBERHARD FREY, DAVID M. MARTILL, and
> DIANE M. SCOTT, pages 535?547.
> 
> The fully prepped out skull shows that the "crest" was some misplaced bone
> with no apparent contact with the skull roof.  There is no promaxillary or
> maxillary fenestra: what was thought to be the inner surface of the
> antorbital fossa was in fact the palatines.  The authors consider
> "Suchomimus" to be a junior synonym of Baryonyx.

So do they have _Baryonyx tenerensis_, or do they consider _tenerensis_ a
synonym of _walkeri_?

That would certainly seem to do it for _Cristatusaurus_.


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