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Re: Aviatyrannis & SVPCA



--- Tommy Bradley <htomsirveaux@mybluelight.com> wrote:
> 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_?

No, it is a new taxon based on material previously referred to _Stokesosaurus_.


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