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Re: New papers on the dinosaur formerly known as Syntarsus (no more "Megapnosaurus")
Dear Nick and List,
> Quoting Brad McFeeters <email@example.com>:
> > "Syntarsus" *rhodesiensis* and "S." *kayentakatae* are reclassified
> > as species of *Coelophysis*.
> *kayentakatae*, too? In the popular literature, this critter is often
> as rather different from *bauri* and *rhodesiensis*. Is it not so?
This has thrown me as well. Megapnosaurus kayentakatae is from the Early
Cretaceous of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, and has two small crests
running down it's skull. I can understand it being in the same family as
Coelophysis, but not at a genus level.
Confused ( again ) Cliff
> Nick Pharris
> Ph.D. Candidate
> Department of Linguistics
> University of Michigan