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Re: putative Javelina T.rex specimen
Posted for Chris Brochu.
In a message dated 3/28/2003 9:00:08 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< About a decade ago, a paper on variation in T. rex stated that TMM 41436-1
belonged to a different taxon as the specimen indicated a much shorter face
than in T. rex. More recently, C. Brochu suggested TMM 41436-1 is T. rex after
all. What is the truth?>>
< From what I recall of HP Brochu's comments, he was MUCH less decisive in his
assessment. Something like "it could be T. rex." >
That's not entirely what I said:
"Carpenter (1990) argued that the Texas specimen (TMM 41436-1, an isolated left
maxilla) lies outside the range of shape variation for T. rex, but the
morphology of the promaxillary foramen and the number of teeth are both
consistent with T. rex (pers. obs.). If it is a different species, it is a
In other words, it's either T. rex OR a close relative.