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Re: Arambougiania Citation Redux
Mickey Mortimer wrote:
Apparently the Thecodontosaurus antiquus neotype (a dentary with teeth) is
indeterminate relative to Pantydraco caducus and Saturnalia. Also, there
are three humeral morphotypes in the Thecodontosaurus material, so no
postcrania can be certainly assigned to the genus. One (YMP 2195) will be
described by Galton (in prep.) as a new taxon, another (robust) is
apparently a member of the Prosauropoda+Sauropoda clade, and the third
(gracile) may belong to Thecodontosaurus and is also known from a
monospecific assemblage from another locaility to be described by Yates and
Benton (in prep.). Galton (in prep.) will describe the gracile and robust
forms in more detail.
So is _Thecodontosaurus antiquus_ a nomen dubium? Or can material from the
monospecific assemblage be potentially used to maintain the validity of _T.
antiquus_? Or are both these questions to be addressed in a forthcoming
paper and I should JUST SHUDDUP ALREADY?
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