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RE: What is Liassaurus



Thanks for the info. I wonder is there a pdf of that "paper" around?

Michael


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> Datum: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:48:14 -0400
> Von: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu>
> An: VRTPALEO@usc.edu, dinosaur@usc.edu
> Betreff: RE: What is Liassaurus

> > From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu] 
> > On Behalf Of Michael Lange
> > Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:00 AM
> > To: VRTPALEO@usc.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
> > Subject: What is Liassaurus
> > 
> > Dear list,
> > 
> > I wonder, what is Liassaurus? I'd also be interested to know 
> > in which paper the taxon was erected.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Michael
> 
> This "taxon" has never been formally erected. It shows up on the internet,
> but is not a formal name. It is listed in work that
> started life as an unpublished manuscript by Welles and Powell, and later
> ammended by Pickering (who has spread it around to various
> peoples).
> 
> The material in question is from the same quarry as specimens of
> Sarcosaurus, and may in fact be the limb material of this dinosaur.
> 
> Now, as to what Sarcosaurus is: that remains a matter of debate. A basal
> neotheropod of some stripe.
> 
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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> 
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> 
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> 

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