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RE: Oxalaia, new spinosaur from Brazil

I spoke too soon:


Here, one of the authors (I assume) of the new paper is holding the premaxilla 
that corresponds to the new taxon, on a restoration that has been expanded to 
scale with the fragment. The restoration presumes the external narial opening 
was in the antorbital fenestra. OY. Below it is the holotype (cast) of 
*Suchomimus tenerensis*.


Jaime A. Headden
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> Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:48:10 -0400
> From: bh480@scn.org
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Oxalaia, new spinosaur from Brazil
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480  scn.org
> A few images of Oxalaia and the formal presentation can be seen at:
> http://www.daylife.com/photo/046WcBD8iA8ne
> http://www.daylife.com/photo/00Gcgym0VhgSY?q=Rio+de+Janeiro
> http://themes.thestar.com/photo/00Gcgym0VhgSY
> http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&f
> amily=creative&p=oxalaia&assetType=image
> The image in this link is labeled as a supposed reconstruction of the skull
> of Oxalaia but it seems more slender than in the other photos. Can't
> explain the difference if it is the same critter....Since it seems to lack
> the antorbital fenestra, maybe it's Pepesuchus, a new crocodile announced
> at the same time...
> http://www.que.es/salud-belleza/estilo/201103162145-brasil-presenta-fosil-ox
> alaia-quilombensis-efe.html
> =============================
> Oxalaia, new spinosaur from Brazil
> bh480  scn.org  scn.org>
> 2011-03-16 18:03:31 GMT
> A new spinosaur from Brazil named Oxalaia quilombensisis is out in
> international news stories but I don't have the official citation yet
> (apparently in the same new issue of Anais da Academia Brasileira de
> Ciências as Angolatitan). I also have not found an English language version
> of the news item either.
> It's big, at an estimated 12-14 m long, making it the largest theropod
> known from Brazil.
> In Portuguese:
> http://www.diariodepernambuco.com.br/nota.asp?materia=20110316124417
> Museu Nacional anuncia descoberta do maior dinossauro carnívoro do Brasil
> 16/03/2011 | 12h44 | Rio
> http://naoesqueci.com.br/2011/03/museu-nacional-anuncia-descoberta-do-maior-
> dinossauro-carnivoro-do-brasil/
> In French:.
> http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sciences/decouvertes/201103/16/01-4379943-decouver
> te-du-plus-grand-dinosaure-carnivore-du-bresil.php
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