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Re: Tyrannosauroids Imploding Further
As I said, the phylogeny is prone to change, and now is no exception. I
made an oversight in listing "two" species of *Stokesosaurus,* wherein is
confused the name with *Sarcosaurus andrewsi,* but not the species
identity itself. In fact, to further confuse this, the very species I had
in mind I listed right before hitting send, *Aviatyrannus jurassica,*
which was based on the ilium that I considered to be "Stokesosaurus
andrewsi." Taxa based on ilia are silly.
A note on the species mentioned, however:
There is an extensive faunal similarity between Guiamarota and Morrison
constituents ... *Dinheirosaurus* resembles ever increasing new species of
diplodocine diplodocids, *Lourinhasaurus* is either a camarasaur similar
to *Camarasaurus* or an apatosaurine diplodocid similar to *Apatosaurus*
(I also deem that *Seimsomosaurus* has a pelvis more in agreement with
apatosaurs than diplodocs), *Draconyx* is a camptosaur (I agree with
Mateus [and he with me], it really is a cool name, even if the material is
rather scanty), there is cf. *Ceratosaurus* and cf. *Torvosaurus*
material, and now small "tyrannosauroids" with virtually identical ilia
differing in some proportional qualities and the inclination of the
supraactabular ridge (otherwise, these would be the same "genus" for
others like Wagner [if he cared], Mike Keesey, or myself, who think that
if an available "morphotaxon" is available, use it). It's no wonder to
question "generic" separation, and this led to my using that species name
at the time, then later forgetting about *Aviatyrannus* (in more ways than
one) and subsequently adding it and hitting send. Pardon for the
Here's the new tree:
| |--Albertosaurus sarcophagus
| `--Gorgosaurus libratus
|?-`--Daspletosaurus n. sp.
| incl. Shanshanosaurus, var. Asian "spp."
|?-Alioramus remotus (syn. T. bataar?)
Jaime A. Headden
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