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RE: New Papers of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

David Marjanovic wrote:

> Fine, but has *Valdosaurus* been split? 

I don't think so, no.  But the African species (_V. nigeriensis_) is very 
poorly known.

> On the other hand, *Barosaurus* has
> been, *Brachiosaurus* remains to be tested, *Allosaurus* is IIRC quite
> questionable in the Tendaguru, and *Australodocus* and *Dicraeosaurus* have
> not been found in the Morrison so far, while *Apatosaurus*,
> *Eobrontosaurus*, *Camarasaurus*, *Supersaurus* and others are so far
> missing from the Tendaguru.

I agree.  I'd even say that _Dryosaurus_ (Morrison) and _Dysalotosaurus_ are 
probably separate genera.  The number of dinosaur genera shared between the 
Morrison and Tendaguru has certainly been pared back, as certain genera are 
'de-lumped' (like _Barosaurus_, and maybe _Brachiosaurus_).  Nevertheless, the 
Morrison and Tendaguru do show many closely related taxa, even if these taxa 
aren't congeneric.


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