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Re: Aliwalia [from Adam Yates]
Indeed one of these associations has been
named: Eucnemosaurus fortis Van Hoepen, 1920.
Really? Everywhere I've read that name so far it said "*Eucnemesaurus
fortis* van Hoepen, 1920" -- looks logical, if "kneme" means "leg", as in
Cladistic analysis of basal sauropodomorph relationships finds that
Riojasaurus and Eucnemosaurus are sister taxa within a large clade that
also contains Massospondylidae, Yunnanosaurus, Anchisauridae,
Melanorosauridae, Antetonitrus and traditional sauropods (Vulcanodontidae
and Eusauropoda) to the exclusion of Plateosauridae and more basal
Oh nooooooo... sauropodomorph phylogeny changes yet again... I need a robust
phylogeny for my thesis... <sniff>
What does Massospondylidae contain? I thought it was defined "everything
closer to *Massospondylus* than to *Plateosaurus*" (which would
unfortunately include all of the above)? *Massospondylus* and
*Lufengosaurus* perhaps??? *Coloradisaurus*???
"Melanorosauridae"? So *Melanorosaurus* is less fragmentary than the new
sauropod book apparently says?
*Massospondylus* as a sauropod. Will I ever get used to this... ;-)
Those old prosauropod names appear to be making a comeback
_Plateosauravus_, _Gresslyosaurus_, etc).
Does someone have the ref of the paper in which *Gresslyosaurus* was
reinstated? (Of course a pdf would be appreciated as well... <g>)
Though I wonder what the maxilla does belong to...?
However, judging from what I've seen of it (in Glut's encyclopedia IIRC), it
looks horribly eroded...