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Re: Aliwalia [from Adam Yates]
David Marjanovic wrote:
Really? Everywhere I've read that name so far it said "*Eucnemesaurus
fortis* van Hoepen, 1920" -- looks logical, if "kneme" means "leg", as in
And as we all know, dinosaur nomenclature is *always* logical. :-)
(Actually, I thought it was _Eucnemesaurus_ too, with an "e".)
*Massospondylus* as a sauropod. Will I ever get used to this... ;-)
If little _Anchisaurus_ is a sauropod, why not _Massospondylus_? :-)
Does someone have the ref of the paper in which *Gresslyosaurus* was
reinstated? (Of course a pdf would be appreciated as well... <g>)
Moser, M. (2003). _Plateosaurus engelhardti_ Meyer, 1837 (Dinosauria:
Sauropodomorpha) aus dem Feuerletten (Mittelkeuper; Obertrias) von Bayern.
Zitteliana B 24: 3-186.
No dice on a pdf: the publication is nearly 200 pages long.
_Gresslyosaurus_ is reinstated by Moser based on sacral morphology: "...at
the ventral side of the left SR2 [sacral rib 2] ... there is a deep groove,
which extends onto the corpus and is bordered caudally by a strong
lamella... This character is not found in _Plateosaurus_ and _Sellosaurus_,
therefore it is accepted as a diagnostic character for a separate genus
_Gresslyosaurus_ from the Rhaetian." (Moser, 2003; p.168).