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RE: Articles on Dilong and "a hobbit" in the 21. Century magazine
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of K
> and T Dykes
> <<1.) Is dilong thefinal proof for asiatic origin of tyrannosaurids?>>
> No. Eotyrannus would get upset. And so might Stokesosaurus from the
> Tithonian of North America, (should it qualify for at least affiliated
> membership), and a hip bone from the Kimmeridgian of Portugal found at
> Guimarota. It was described as being close to Stokesaurus, but is smaller.
> Martin T & Krebs B (eds), (2000), Guimarota - A Jurassic Ecosystem, Verlag
> Dr Friedrich Pfeil, München.
> Oliver Rauhut introduces the dinos in Chapter 11: The dinosaur fauna from
> the Guimarota mine.
Rauhut has subsequently named that ilium Aviatyrannis jurassica (Rauhut, O. W.
M. 2003. A tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Upper
Jurassic of Portugal. Palaeontology 46:903-910).
There are also tyrannosauroid premaxillary teeth present in both the Morrison
and the Guimarota (possibly referrable to either
Stokesosaurus and/or Aviatyrannis).
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