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Re: Long-necked stegosaur coming out in Proceedings B
Isn't that where the original reconstructions of _Kentrosaurus_ put the
spines - on the hips, not the shoulders?
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.
No idea, I haven't read most of the relevant 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'.