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Dilophosaurus sinensis no more, Sinosaurus triassicus rises again



Now it can be told. On-going work by Lida Xing, Phil Currie and colleagues 
support the identification of the dinosaur long called
"Dilophosaurus sinensis" as a junior synonym of Sinosaurus triassicus (with the 
ironic trivial name, since the beds they are in are
now considered Jurassic.)

Thero-workers have known this has been coming for some time; glad to see that  
it is out in at least a short version (the longer
taxonomic arguments are not yet out.)

> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> A new online paper in open access. You may need to add the .pdf extension to 
> open it, however.
> 

> LiDa Xing, Phil R. Bell, Bruce M. Rothschild, Hao Ran, JianPing Zhang, 
> ZhiMing Dong, Wei Zhang & Philip J. Currie (2013) Tooth
loss and
> alveolar remodeling in Sinosaurus triassicus
> (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Jurassic strata of the Lufeng Basin, 
> China.
> Chinese Science Bulletin (advance online publication)
> DOI: 10.1007/s11434-013-5765-7
> http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11434-013-5765-7

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