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New publication on the structure and evolutionary implications of the earliest (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic) dinosaur eggs and eggshells. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-40604-8?fbclid=IwAR1YN8f-qfgAjeFHRGIa0pAWfac6KRskDk73jyar2PZ6OcRk8XccNMXn_po Photos provided by D Evans of Massospondylus egg nest with embryos @-Andy- @HamptonsDoc
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsDinosaur Enthusiasts Can Now Make 3D Prints Of A 200-Million-Year-Old Massospondylus At Home By Samriddhi Dastidar, Tech Times, January 15, 2018 http://www.techtimes.com/articles/218811/20180115/dinosaur-enthusiasts-now-make-3d-prints-200-million-year-old.htm http://www.morphosource.org/Detail/ProjectDetail/Show/project_id/426 The paper is: Chapelle KEJ, Choiniere JN. (2018) A revised cranial description of Massospondylus carinatus Owen (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) based on computed tomographic scans and a review of cranial characters for basal Sauropodomorpha. PeerJ 6:e4224 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4224 https://peerj.com/articles/4224/ 3D model of BP/1/5241 Massospondylus https://peerj.com/articles/4224/#supp-2 Yours, Paul H.
Has anyone heard from the academia if there is a re-assessment of putative Massospondylus synonyms allocated by Cooper (1981)? The last time I checked I found out that Gryponyx had been re-instated as valid by Vasconcelos and Yates (2004) and Yates himself now says that Gyposaurus (restricted to G. capensis) is also probably distinct from the true Massospondylus. Moreover, the discovery of Aardonyx, Ignavusaurus, Arcusaurus, the Spion Kop sauropod and "Melanorosaurus" thabanensis as well as the recognition of a second species of Massospondylus (M. kaalae) raises questions about whether or not the remaining putative synonyms of M. carinatus allocated by Cooper (1981) are referrable to Massospondylus. Any word from the academic community as to whether there is re-appraisal of putative synonyms of Massospondylus? NOTE: When synonymizing Gyposaurus, Gryponyx, Aristosaurus, Hortalotarsus, Dromicosaurus, and Aetonyx with Massospondylus, Cooper (1981) considered Lufengosaurus to be congeneric with Massospondylus. The fact that Lufengosaurus is distinct from Massospondylus provides me with another reason to consider the synonymy of Aristosaurus, Hortalotarsus, Dromicosaurus, and Aetonyx with Massospondylus questionable.