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RE: Horseshoe Canyon Tyrannosaurid
The taxon is based on MOR 590. Horner et al. (1992) thought it was
transitional between Daspletosaurus torosus and Tyrannosaurus rex, while Holtz
recovered it in three possible positions- basal tyrannosaurine, sister to
Daspletosaurus torosus and sister to Tarbosaurus + Tyrannosaurus. Carr (2005)
recovered it as the sister taxon of Daspletosaurus torosus and an undescribed
Daspletosaurus species from the Dinosaur Park Formation. Other possible
referred specimens are OTM 200 (Varricchio, 2001) and TA.1997.002 (Currie et
> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 19:26:16 +0000
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> Subject: Horseshoe Canyon Tyrannosaurid
> Hey everyone. I have a question about a certain tyrannosaur. I'm currently
> reading Bakker et al.'s 1988 paper describing "Nanotyrannus" and it
> mentions a "new" tyrannosaurid taxon from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation.
> However, I have not been able to find anything on it in subsequent sources.
> What happened to this specimen? Has it just turned out to be synonymous
> with Albertosaurus? I'm just curious.