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RE: Lameta abelisauroids



Mickey Mortimer wrote:

Novas et al. say it probably belongs to
Lametasaurus, which they believe may be a senior synonym of Rajasaurus.

The holotype (or should that be 'lectotype'?) of _Lametasaurus_ comprises the numerous scutes that were found in association with the theropod material, following Walker (1964). The genus _Lametasaurus_ (like _Dynamosaurus_) was originally based on a mixture of theropod material and armor fragments erroneously thought to pertain to the same taxon. Walker retained the scutes (and nothing else) in the genus _Lametasaurus_, so the theropod material is without a name. Thus, _Lametasaurus_ cannot trump _Rajasaurus_.




Tim

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