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RE: new paper on three African abelisauroids
Quoting Tim Williams <email@example.com>:
> _Spinostropheus gautieri_ (gen. et comb. nov.) based on material
> (disarticulated vertebrae, partial left humerus and partial right tibia;
> MNHN collection) originally described as _Elaphrosaurus gautieri_ (Lapparent
> 1960), plus referred vertebrae (MNN TIG6). This is a basal ceratosaurian of
> Neocomian age, more derived than _Elaphrosaurus_ and _Ceratosaurus_.
> _Spinostropheus_ is given as the sister taxon to the Abelisauroidea
Aha! I first spied this name in one of the slides in Sereno's presentation here
at the U. of Michigan not long ago. I was wondering what sort of beastie it
might turn out to be.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan