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Re: Aviatyrannis & SVPCA



Darren Naish wrote:

>_Aviatyrannis_ would have been tiny as the ilium is only 90
>mm long. The holotype ilium is clearly different from that
>of _Stokesosaurus_ in being longer for its height and with a
>vertical (rather than caudodorsally inclined) supra-
>acetabular ridge. Intriguingly, the ilium described by Foster
>and Chure (2000) - and referred by them to
>_Stokesosaurus_ - more recalls that of _Aviatyrannis_ and
>thus could be a N. American representative of this taxon.

So _Aviatyrannis_ is not a new taxon, but rather a name given to a junior 
synonym of _stokesosaurus_?

Tommy Bradley



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