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Re: Torosaurus is Triceratops

Joe wrote:
> Question for the folks who can see the paper and have the background
> education and experience to offer an answer.
> What effects will this have on other cladistic analyses of ceratopsians?

Not too much. In most recent analyses, Torosaurus, Triceratops, and
Nedoceratops (aka Diceratus aka Diceratops) fell out as each others'
closest relatives in one configuration or another. Under the new taxonomy,
they would all be the same operational taxonomic unit.

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