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RE: Tyrannosaurs and Nannopterygius - unusual combination?
Andrew McDonald wrote-
With the discussions of whether basal tyrannosauroids survived into the
Cretaceous, I am wondering if anyone recalls reports of a 'Bagaraatan -
theropod from Romania. I cannot give a reference, but I don't believe
of that nature has been published anyway.
Csiki and Grigorescu (1998) thought Bagaraatan resembled several Romanian
theropods, including Heptasteornis (now placed in Alvarezsauridae), the less
diagnostic maniraptoriform Bradycneme, the paravian Elopteryx, and an
unnamed distal femur (FGGUB R.351) that was tentatively assigned to
Abelisauridae. The latter should be reexamined in light of recent abelisaur
discoveries and Xinjiangovenator.
Csiki and Grigorescu, 1998. Small Theropods from the Late Cretaceous of the
Hateg Basin (Western Romania) - an unexpected diversity at the top of the
food chain. Oryctos, vol. 1 : 87-104.