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Typo in the Paluxysaurus paper?



The left nasal is shown in figure 5, the caption says
that 1 is the dorsal view and 2 is a lateral view. Is
this a typo? Based on a quick comparison with other
sauropods, It seems to be the other way around. 


Cheers,
Christopher Collinson

--- Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:

> Jerry D. Harris writes:
>  > Hi All -
>  > 
>  > Before we get to the juicy stuff, here's some new
> things:
>  > [snip]
> 
> But, Jerry, you missed the highlight: a new, and
> well-represented
> brachiosaurid!
>       
>       Rose, Peter J.  2007.  A new titanosauriform
> sauropod
>       (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Early Cretaceous
> of central
>       Texas and its phylogenetic relationships. 
> Palaeontologia
>       Electronica 10 (2): 8A.
>       http://palaeo-electronica.org/2007_2/00063/
> 
> ABSTRACT
> 
> A collection of primitive titanosauriform sauropods
> from the Jones
> Ranch locality, Early Cretaceous Twin Mountains
> Formation (~112 Ma),
> central Texas, represents one of the richest
> accumulations of sauropod
> bones in North America. Autapomorphic characters of
> the taxon include
> cranial and mid-caudal neural arches with distinct
> intraprezygapophyseal laminae (tprl), accessory
> vertebral laminae on
> cranial dorsal neural arches, and dorsal neural
> spines that lack a
> postspinal lamina.
> 
> Non-vertebral skeletal elements referred to the
> genus Pleurocoelus
> from the Arundel Formation of Maryland and Virginia
> possess some
> diagnostic morphological characteristics and can be
> compared with the
> Jones Ranch sauropod. The latter differs from
> Pleurocoelus in the
> shape of the caudoventral margin of the maxilla, the
> shape of the
> distal scapular blade, and the shape of the proximal
> condyle of the
> tibia. The Jones Ranch sauropod is also
> morphologically distinct from
> all other sauropods described and named from the
> Early Cretaceous of
> North America.
> 
> Cladistic analysis places this sauropod within
> Titanosauriformes. The
> Texas sauropod does not possess synapomorphies of
> Somphospondyli, and
> derived characters that have been used to define the
> Titanosauria are
> also absent, affirming its placement as a basal
> titanosauriform. The
> new taxon from Texas is known from more material
> than any other North
> American Early Cretaceous sauropod. Description of
> the taxon increases
> the diversity of sauropods in North America during
> the Early
> Cretaceous and provides more complete, associated
> material that can be
> compared to new discoveries from this time period.
> 
>  _/|_ 
>
___________________________________________________________________
> /o ) \/  Mike Taylor    <mike@indexdata.com>   
> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
> )_v__/\  Archosaurs rule!
> 
> 



       
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