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Re: Minotaurasaurus controversy
Just a minor point in clarification, which in no way contradicts anything said
here so far. Lack of stratigraphic information *per se* does not preclude a
fossil from being published in a respectable journal - taxa such as _Hallopus_
and _Dyslocosaurus_ are good examples. The issue in the case of
_Minotaurasaurus_ is the circumstances that led to the lack of stratigraphic
P.S. As for _Hallopus_ (basal crocodylomorph) and _Dyslocosaurus_ (diplodocoid
sauropod), last I heard both were regarded as coming from the Morrison
Formation (Late Jurassic), rather than the Lower Ralston Creek Fm (Middle
Jurssic) or Lance Fm (Late Cretaceous), respectively.
P.P.S. Is _Dyslocosaurus_ really a diplodocoid? I've heard it said that it
might be a titanosaur - but this could be based solely on the assumption that
it came from the Lance, and the only sauropods known from the very end of the
Cretaceous are titanosaurs. But is there more to it...?