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Re: Morrison Dinosaurs
"Plus some sauropod genera of controversial validity, like
_Eobrontosaurus_ (?=_Camarasaurus_) and _Dystrophaeus_ "
I agree that Eobrontosaurus is a controversial (and IMHO unlikely)
genus, but it is NOT Camarasaurus. It is an apatosaurine diplodocid.
Please, please, please everyone, go take a look at it yourselves if you
don't want to take my word for it (certainly don't rely upon the type
description!), but it is clearly a (largely unprepped) apatosaur.
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From: Tim Williams <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 21:47:53 -0600
Subject: Re: Morrison Dinosaurs
Ken Carpenter wrote:
Amphicoelias 58 m very rare
Apatosaurus 27 m common
Barosaurus 26 m rare
Brachiosaurus 23 m rare
Camarasaurus 18 m very common
Diplodocus 27 m very common
Haplocanthosaurus 21 m rare
Seismosaurus 33 m very rare
Supersaurus 40 m very rare
There's also _Suuwassea_ (you'll kick yourself for forgetting that
one). Plus some sauropod genera of controversial validity, like
_Eobrontosaurus_ (?=_Camarasaurus_) and _Dystrophaeus_ (possibly a
nomen dubium). _Dyslocosaurus_ might be from the Morrison. I don't know
what to make of _"Apatosaurus" minimus_.
Andrew McDonald wrote:
I believe that Palaeopteryx has been omitted.
Probably a nomen dubium. It's a shame that a potentially iconic name
like "Palaeopteryx" was squandered on indeterminate material.
Interestingly, the name is not registered at Nomenclator Zoologicus.
How many specimens of
Marshosaurus are known beyond the type and the referred partial
Just those two, AFAIK.