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Re: O New Papers, Where Art Thou?

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/16 T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com>:
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Andrew Farke <afarke@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'd like to introduce Spinophorosaurus nigerensis, a new basal
>>> sauropod that was just published in PLoS ONE. The paper is freely
>>> available for download at:
>>> http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0006924
>>> Remes K, Ortega F, Fierro I, Joger U, Kosma R, et al. (2009) A New
>>> Basal Sauropod Dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Niger and the
>>> Early Evolution of Sauropoda. PLoS ONE 4(9): e6924.
>>> doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006924
>> Very Shunosaurus-like tail....
> Superficially, yes; but as the authors point out, there is no fused
> clump of distal caudals in Spinophorosaurus as there is in
> Shunosaurus: its thagomiser seems to be composed entirely of
> osteoderms. Â(And it's not 100% clear that this is where the
> osteoderms were in life, as they were found displaced into the pelvic
> area.)

Agustinia-like, then?

T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California