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RE: Palaeoscincus

Palaeoscincus costatus (the holotype) is based on a single tooth, which is indeterminate relative to Edmontonia rugosidens and E. longiceps, so is a nomen dubium. These taxa lacked tail clubs. The historical restorations of Paleoscincus were based on a specimen now referred to E. rugosidens.
P. latus is a possible pachycephalosaur (probably also a nomen dubium) and P. asper is a junior synonym of Euoplocephalus tutus.

Mickey Mortimer

From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker@zipcon.net>
Reply-To: birdbooker@zipcon.net
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Palaeoscincus
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 23:06:07 -0800 (PST)

 I was wondering if Palaeoscincus is a valid taxon? if so did it have a
clubbed tail?


Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
A.K.A.: "Birdbooker"
"Rallidae all the way!"