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RE: Juratyrant, new Jurassic tyrannosauroid from Britain
Seriously. At least this one uses a systematic analysis to support removing
*langhami* from *Stokesosaurus*.
/runs away and hides
Jaime A. Headden
The Bite Stuff (site v2)
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion
> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:35:08 +0100
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> Subject: Re: Juratyrant, new Jurassic tyrannosauroid from Britain
> > A new specimen from the
> > Late Jurassic of England was recently named as a new species (S.
> > langhami) of the genus Stokesosaurus, which is known from several
> > fragmentary fossils from North America. We review the systematics and
> > phylogeny of these European and North American specimens and show that
> > there are no unequivocal synapomorphies uniting them. Furthermore, a
> > revised phylogenetic analysis does not recover them as sister taxa.
> > This necessitates a taxonomic revision of this material, and we name a
> > new genus (Juratyrant) for the British specimen.
> So people _try_ to break the habit of having monotypic genera for Mesozoic
> dinosaurs, and time and again their attempts are foiled!
> I think people should just give up :-)