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The Neverending Supersaurus New Paper



Apologies to Jerry for butchering his gimmick. Anyways, after a seemingly never ending wait the WDC Supersaurus paper is now out:

MORPHOLOGY OF A SPECIMEN OF SUPERSAURUS (DINOSAURIA,
SAUROPODA) FROM THE MORRISON FORMATION OF WYOMING, AND A
RE-EVALUATION OF DIPLODOCID PHYLOGENY

ABSTRACT: A new specimen of Supersaurus vivianae is described, providing additional information about
the osteology of Supersaurus. The single Supersaurus individual that the WDC quarry produced allows a reexamination
of elements referred to Supersaurus from the Dry Mesa quarry. The osteology supports
maintaining the generic distinction of Supersaurus. Phylogenetic evaluation finds a monophyletic
Apatosaurinae containing [Apatosaurus + Supersaurus] + Suuwassea, and a monophyletic Diplodocinae
containing [Diplodocus + Seismosaurus] + Barosaurus, although the generic distinction of Seismosaurus is
not supported in the current analysis.


Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, v.65, n.4, out/dez.2007

Pdfs available on request.


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