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Re: Stormbergia dangershoeki, new Early Jurassic ornithischian from South Africa



On 10/9/05, Michael Mortimer <mickey_mortimer111@msn.com> wrote:
>
> Well, the "essential ornithopods" would be those included by Marsh when he
> named the clade, right?  Those are Nanosaurus, Laosaurus, Camptosaurus and
> Diracodon.  Diracodon was clearly a case of misidentification (as
> Stegosaurus was not seen as an ornithopod), but Nanosaurus and Laosaurus
> contained most of the hypsilophodont species known at the time.

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the type species _Nanosaurus
agilis_ and _Laosaurus celer_ are nomina dubia. But _Nanosaurus rex_
(now _Othnielia_) and _Laosaurus altus_ (now _Dryosaurus_) were named
alongside the types, respectively, and might work well.
Clade(_Othnielia rex_ + _Dryosaurus altus_ + _Camptosaurus dispar_),
perhaps? Just a thought.
--
Mike Keesey
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