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RE: new paper and new sauropod genus



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Tim Williams
>
> Is there any evidence of any sauropods apart from titanosaurs
> surviving into
> the last few million years of the Cretaceous?  Apart from the
> poorly known
> _Campylodoniscus_ (which might be a titanosaur), all
> Campanian-Maastrichtian
> sauropods appear to belong to the Titanosauria, including the
> nemegtosaurids, _Antarctosaurus_ (chimera?) and _Opisthocoelicaudia_.

Some of the material currently in the Campanian Laplatasaurus araukanicus
and Antarctosaurus wichmannianus seem to be rebbachisaurid rather than
titanosaurian.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
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University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
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