RE: Spinostropheus gautieri identified as an ... alvare.. wait a second!
Jaime A. Headden <qilongia <at> yahoo.com>
2004-05-01 08:04:29 GMT
Tim Williams (twilliams_alpha <at> hotmail.com) wrote:
<Interestingly, Fig. 2 in Sereno et al. (2004), of a skeletal
reconstruction of _S. gautieri_, does not actually show the caudals;
cervicals, dorsals and the fragmentary sacrals are shown, as is the
proximal humerus. This humerus fragment must have come from the holotype
(or lectotype, I guess it should be called). I would not read too much
into this, but it is worth noting. I wouldn't be surprised if Lapparent's
original "type" specimen for _E. gautieri_ was a chimera.>
That figure only illustrates the refered specimen. The caudal of de
Lapparent is a dorsal ... and fills in the gap in the unknown dorsal
centra, at least what is illustrated.
Jaime A. Headden
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