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Re: Have the tyrannosaurs imploded yet?
Mike Taylor wrote-
> I know it's been in the air for a while that tyrannosauridae has been
> over-split, and that many of the genera that were considered valid a
> few years back are now looked upon with more suspicious. But has
> anyone actually published on this yet, or is it all Internet Chatter?
Carr, 1999. Craniofacial ontogeny in Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria,
Coelurosauria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 19: 497-520.
Holtz, 2001. The phylogeny and taxonomy of the Tyrannosauridae. In Mesozoic
vertebrate life. Edited by Tanke and Carpenter. Indiana University Press,
Bloomington and Indianapolis, Ind., pp. 64-83.
Currie, 2003. Allometric growth in tyrannosaurids (Dinosauria: Theropoda)
from the Upper Cretaceous of North America and Asia. CJES 40, 651-665.
Currie, P.J., Hurum, J.H., and Sabath, K. 2003. Skull structure and
evolution in tyrannosaurid dinosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48 (2):
Hurum and Sabath, 2003. Giant theropod dinosaurs from Asia and North
America: Skulls of Tarbosaurus bataar and Tyrannosaurus rex compared. Acta
Palaeontologica Polonica 48 (2): 161-190.
All but Holtz's are available as pdf's.