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RE: Megaraptor question



Hi,

That kind of reminds me, remember this post I wrote:
http://dml.cmnh.org/2001Feb/msg00404.html

I speculated that Megaraptor is claw was somewhat
similar to Suchomimus.  Thus leading it to beleive it
was a spinosaur! It would very awesome if it turns out
to be! ;-)


Steven



--- "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
wrote:
> > From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu
> [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> > sean newell
> >
> > I have a question about Megaraptor. is he a
> Carcharodontosaurid, or a
> > Dromaeosaurid?
> 
> Definitely NOT a dromaeosaurid! However, it is not
> at all certain if it is a carcharodontosaurid, a
> more basal carnosaur, or even a
> spinosauroid! There is plenty of new material coming
> out, not all of it published yet.
> 
> And, in any case, the big claw is a hand claw.
> 
> > peace out
> 
> Word.
> 
> (I keep it old school).
> 
> 

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