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RE: Horns and Beaks: New taxa and descriptions
I can't say about Heterosaurus, though i'm guessing its remains may not be
is a junior synonynm of I. atherfieldensis, albeit, subjective. I don't know if
status or incompleteness (few skull elements are known) are enough to push
aside the name
Vectisaurus in favour of Mantellisaurus. Another potential problem with the
is that it comprised of Iguanodon as well as Valdosaurus(and possibly
However, Norman already did a fine job of seperating the material, and
I can't really say i'm in favour of generic seperation of I. atherfieldensis &
though i haven't read Paul's paper - yet. Obviously, i'm waiting for the book
to see what the
justification is, and the justification for rejecting previously named I.
--- Michael Mortimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Andrew A. Farke wrote-
> >Paul, G. S. 2006. Turning the old into the new: a separate genus for the
> >gracile iguanodont from the Wealden of England; pp. 69-77 in K. Carpenter
> >(ed.), Horns and Beaks: Ceratopsian and Ornithopod Dinosaurs. Indiana
> >University Press, Bloomington.
> >Iguanodon atherfieldensis is renamed Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis.
> Why isn't it Heterosaurus or Vectisaurus? Both of these were synonyms of
> Iguanodon atherfieldensis.
> Mickey Mortimer
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