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Luis Perez writes:
> Anyone know of any Phuwiangosaurus skeletal images, or pics? I hear
> that this sauropod from Thailand is particularly hard to place in
> the sauropod tree [...]
That's what was thought when it was first described. Since then,
cladistic analysis of sauropods has come on by leaps and bounds, and
it now seems to be fairly stably established as a basal titanosaurian
-- e.g. Upchurch et al. 2004 (The _Dinosauria_ 2 chapter on sauropods)
recovers it as the most basal titanosaur and therefore close to the
brachiosaurid clade. Don't forget that a _lot_ more titanosaurs are
known now than when _Phuwiangosaurus_ was named, so there's a lot more
context to evaluate it in.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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