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Re: A large predatory archosaur from the Late Triassic of Poland



It seems I said this before, for the same animal:
http://dml.cmnh.org/2009Feb/msg00028.html
And, suspicion about the theropod affinities of the fragment was
before expressed by Brad McFeeters:
http://dml.cmnh.org/2008Dec/msg00058.html

2011/8/16 Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com>:
> Nice new beast!!. Before reading the paper (and thus risking myself
> into saying nonsense - yet I am accustomed by now! XD), I think the
> new beast much more resembles a Postosuchus-like "rauisuchian" than a
> basal dinosaur, in the much obliquely oriented plane of the ilium, the
> large size of the pubic boot, the lateral prominence of the dorsal
> border of the ilium above the supraacetabular crest, the distally more
> prominent lateral condyle of the femur, the dorsoventrally thin
> rostroventral extremity of the antorbital fenestra (resembling the
> condition in Postosuchus), the distally expanding paroccipìtal
> processes, the triangular, and proximally placed deltopectoral crest.
> It would be interesting including Smok into the data matrix produced
> by Nesbitt (2011) in order to resolve its phylogenetic position.