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Re: Alamosaurus as biggest North American sauropod
--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Denver Fowler <email@example.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jaime Headden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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.
> >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.