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RE: New Paper

Tim Williams writes:
 > >    Carpenter, K.  2006.  Biggest of the big: A critical
 > >    re-evalustion of the mega-sauropod _Amphicoelias
 > >    fragillimus_ Cope, 1878.  pp. 131-137 in J. Foster and
 > >    S. G. Lucas (eds), Paleontology and Geology of the
 > >    Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation.  New Mexico Museum
 > >    of Natural History and Science Bulletin 36.
 > Nice paper, IMHO.  It also includes the suggestion that
 > _A. fragillimus_ may represent a distinct species (and even a
 > distinct genus) from _A. altus_, the type species for
 > _Amphicoelias_.

Yep.  One thing that's become increasingly apparent as I've delved
into sauropod taxonomy is that the historical referrals of specimens
to species and species to genera have been determined primarily by
rolling 3d6 and testing against Luck.

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