Talk:Caseosaurus

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Status of Caseosaurus[edit]

Hunt et. al. (1998) decided that a illium referred to Chindesaurus by Long and Murry (1995) should be considered a monospecific genus instead, which they named Caseosaurus. Langer (2004) placed Caseosaurus in synonymy with Chindesaurus without further comment, implying that the holotype of Caseosaurus is identical to Chindesaurus. However, Nesbitt et. al. (2007), in their re-evaluation of North America's Late Triassic dinosaurs, declared Caseosaurus a dinosaur of uncertain affinities.

Hunt, A., S. Lucas, A. Heckert, R. Sullivan, and M. Lockley. 1998. Late Triassic dinosaurs from the western United States. Geobios, 31:511-531.

Langer, M.C. 2004. Basal Saurischia. In: Weishampel, D.B., Dodson, P., & Osmolska, H. (Eds.). The Dinosauria (2nd Edition). Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 25-46.

Nesbitt, S. J., R. B. Irmis, and W. G. Parker. 2007. A critical reevaluation of the Late Triassic dinosaur taxa of North America. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 5(2):209-243. 68.4.31.42 22:36, 26 August 2007 (UTC) Vahe Demirjian 15.36 26 August 2007