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Re: Alamosaurus as biggest North American sauropod



--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Denver Fowler <df9465@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com>
> 
> > I prefer the use of type specimen comparison over
> > any other process so far used to "assess" the
> > _reasonableness_ of a "genus"'s validity, including but 
> > not limited to ontogeny, stratigraphic and geographic
> > distribution. 
> 
> Right. Pick one. Only idiots would try to assess all the
> available data.

Are you being facetious/condescending here, I assume..? 
Data is usually pretty limited in palaeontology so the 
objective should be to assess all of it, and then find 
some more to assess. 

    Paul P.

> 
> >Morphologic comparison, placed first and foremost,
> assures us that degree of unique features can affirm
> characters distinguishing organisms. 

That one however makes my brain hurt.