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Re: Long-necked stegosaur coming out in Proceedings B
David Marjanovic wrote:
> I'm told the extra spines of *K.* must really have been on
> the hip, because they would have been stable there, while
> there's no way to connect them to the shoulder girdle.
Isn't that where the original reconstructions of _Kentrosaurus_ put the spines
- on the hips, not the shoulders?
> base of these spines is, after all, drastically different
> from what's seen in online photos of the _still_ unpublished
So _Kentrosaurus_ had paired spines on the hips, and 'Gigantspinosaurus' had
them on the shoulders?
BTW, isn't the name 'Gigantspinosaurus' a valid genus? I had thought the
original description (by Ouyang) is considered to be valid, including by
Susannah Maidment's recent stegosaur papers.
Of course, if 'Gigantspinosaurus' is NOT a nomenclaturally valid genus (i.e., a
nomen nudum), then it provides an opportunity to spell the name correctly -
e.g., as you say, 'Gigantospinosaurus'.