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Re: Aliwalia [from Adam Yates]
And as we all know, dinosaur nomenclature is *always* logical. :-)
Well, I figured people still knew Greek in 1920...
(I don't, though.)
*Massospondylus* as a sauropod. Will I ever get used to this... ;-)
If little _Anchisaurus_ is a sauropod, why not _Massospondylus_? :-)
*A.* was just one, plus it fitted certain pictures. Now it's the opposite,
we seem to have only 2, 3 or 4 species of prosauropod left.
Moser, M. (2003). _Plateosaurus engelhardti_ Meyer, 1837 (Dinosauria:
Sauropodomorpha) aus dem Feuerletten (Mittelkeuper; Obertrias) von Bayern.
Zitteliana B 24: 3-186.
Ah, _that_ one... the one I still haven't copied because I never had the
_Gresslyosaurus_ is reinstated by Moser based on sacral morphology: "...at
the ventral side of the left SR2 [sacral rib 2] ... there is a deep
which extends onto the corpus and is bordered caudally by a strong
Just the left one? Is the right one not preserved, or is this a case of
intraindividual variation like in *Mirischia*?
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).
Oh. Rhaetian. Does *Plateosaurus* extend into the Rhaetian, too?
Is *P. longiceps* regarded as a separate species in this paper, as it is in
Galton's two-part monograph?