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Re: O New Papers, Where Art Thou?

2009/9/16 T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com>:
> 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.  (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?

Who even _knows_ what Agustinia was like?

(That animal is well overdue fore restudy.)