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> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Tommy Bradley
> I don't wanna start anything (the last thing in the world
> I'd want is to agrivate anybody :-D), but what's the deel with
> Is it the senior synonym of Albertosaurus megagracilis?
> IS it a junior subjective synonym of A. megagracilis?
Dinotyrannus was a name proposed for the specimen previously called
> Is it valid?
> Is it INvalid?
It is invalid.
> Or has it become include it with T-rex?
Bingo. Most detailed analysis of this specimen should be forthcoming this
> Or is it's validity (as so often is the case) strictly a matter
> of opinion?
Well, in a sense, yes: it is a matter of opinion. However, something that
could make it less subjective would be demonstration either of
misunderstanding of the anatomy and/or discovery of features previously
considered as distinctive showing up in specimens of T. rex.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
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