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Re: SVP Preview
In a message dated 9/26/02 11:49:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Untrue. He states (in his 2002 SVP abstract) that Metriacanthosaurus is
"more closely related to Allosauroidea" than to Spinosauroidea (containing
megalosaurids). Note he uses Allosauroidea in place of Carnosauria.
Also note that if Spinosauroidea is to contain Megalosaurus, then its name
must be Megalosauroidea, not Spinosauroidea. Megalosauridae at the family
level has considerable priority over Spinosauridae. See, e.g., my letter to
Science back in 1995 or 1996 (forget just which year it appeared), when it
was Spinosauroidea having priority over Torvosauroidea.