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RE: South Dakota fossil yields new dinosaur species

I'm intrigued. Are they saying that they've found a _Homalocephale_-like pachycephalosaur with spikes similar to _Stygimoloch_/Sandy Creek pachycephalosaur?

The photo on the Yahoo! website looks a little like Mike Triebold's pachy skull squashed flat.

IIRC, the Sandy Creek pachy is missing its dome anyway, and besides, could this just be a case of individual variation? Besides, it seems that it was excavated from the same locality anyway; the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota... wasn't that where "Sandy" was found?

But if it is indeed a non-pachycephalosaurid, it would be quite a surprise, given that this would appear to be the first verified non-pachycephalosaurid in North America.


----Original Message Follows----
From: Allan Edels <edels@msn.com>
Reply-To: edels@msn.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: South Dakota fossil yields new dinosaur species
Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 09:42:09 -0400

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Found on Yahoo from Reuters:


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