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RE: And the Largest Theropod Is....



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Mickey Mortimer
>
> Kelmayisaurus "gigantus" Grady 1993
> This nomen nudum was listed in Grady's book as having an axial column 22
> meters long. Though Grady said he got the name from Russell's notebook,
> Russell hadn't heard of it. Dong's supposedly working on it, but 
> everyone's
> natural suspicion is that it's a sauropod. We'll have to see what 
> happens if
> it ever gets published, but I doubt the 22+ meter long theropod 
> explanation
> will hold.

My hypothesis: Grady mistook "Klamelisaurus" for "Kelmayisaurus". 

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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