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Re: Shandong centrosaurine!



Wow! That is one of the coolest things I've seen all year.

In the last few years, it has been becoming clearer that the mesic
portions of northeastern Asia (which is, tectonically, part of the North
American plate) had a western North American flavor: giant
tyrannosaurines, parasaurolophinins (Charonosaurus), corythosaurinins
(Olorotitan), and now ceratopsids.

The distinctiveness of the Djadokhta, Barun Goyot, etc.,, seems more
likely to do with its xeric (desert) nature than intercontinental
differences.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
Fax: 301-314-9661

Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/eltsite/
Fax: 301-405-0796

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