Talk:Sigilmassasaurus

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Merge with Spinosaurus?[edit]

It seems they have been synonymised? FunkMonk (talk) 12:17, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

I have put up the tag proposing the merger of Sigilmassasaurus with Spinosaurus for the following reasons:
1. Ibrahim et al (2014) noted that the supposed diagnostic features of Sigilmassasaurus are also found in Baryonyx and Suchomimus (very low and broad centrum, strong opisthocoely, small pleurocoels, a prominent ventral keel, strong transverse processes, and broad zygapophyseal facets with very low epipophyses).
2. The skeleton FSAC-KK 11888 (described by Ibrahim et al. 2014) is used by the authors as the basis for referring Sigilmassaurus and Spinosaurus B to Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
Since Ibrahim et al. provided enough morphological and stratigraphic evidence for sinking Sigilmassasaurus as a junior synonym of Spinosaurus, the merger is necessary.Extrapolaris (talk) 21:41, 13 October 2014 (UTC)Vahe Demirjian
I agree. The question is how we integrate this text into the Spinosaurus article... FunkMonk (talk) 03:14, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
I know! We can make a section in the Spinosaurus article for this text! Spinosaurus75 (Dinosaur Fan) (talk) 23:34, 15 February 2015 (UTC)