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RE: The Holy of Holies... Dinosauria II



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Jonathan R. Wagner
>
>          Anyway, copei is probably closer to annectens than to
> regalis (if
> the latter two are distinct species), and so "Anatotitan" is
> begging to be
> sunk. Alternately, the wonderful epithet Anatosaurus could be resurrected
> for annectens, although I personally oppose generic proliferation.
>
The third possibility is a two genus solution a la Wright and Lull, with
Edmontosaurus regalis and Anatosaurus annectens and Anatosaurus copei
(assuming the phylogeny is indeed regalis + (annectens + copei)).

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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