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RE: taxonomy is not stratigraphy (was Re: JVP 25(2): New Dinos, Birds, Discoveries)
There is indeed a femur at U of Texas outside the collections room that
is REFERRED to Alamosaurus that is over 5 ft (1.5 m) tall
Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology
and Chief Preparator
Department of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205 USA
ph: 303-370-6392/ or 6403
for PDFs of my reprints, info about the Cedar Mtn. Project, etc. see:
for fun, see also:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Behalf Of Denver Fowler
> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:20 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: taxonomy is not stratigraphy (was Re: JVP 25(2):
> New Dinos, Birds, Discoveries)
> --- Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 16:07:31 +0100 (BST)
> > > From: Denver Fowler <email@example.com>
> > >
> > >> For example, _Tyrannosaurus_ was a very large
> > theropod, but
> > >> _Alamosaurus_ was not that impressive by sauropod
> > standards.
> > >
> > > Well now, that's not very nice. As it happens,
> > 'Alamosaurus' was
> > > very large indeed, even for a sauropod. I would go
> > so far as to say
> > > 'Alamosaurus' may have been the biggest North
> > American sauropod ever
> > > (my claim from SVP2004), certainly it gave all the
> > morrison
> > > sauropods a run for their money.
> > That is news!
> > I searched for "Fowler" in the SVP 2004 abstracts PDF, but
> I couldn't
> > find the abstract for your talk. Is it available?
> Not an abstract, just me and my laptop. Inference is based on
> some new material. can't say anymore other than it is really big.
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