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A re-examination of a Middle Jurassic sauropod limb bone from the Bathonian of the Isle of Skye

By J.J. Liston

Abstract

A limb bone from the Bathonian of the Isle of Skye, previously identified as a possible femur of the sauropod dinosaur <i>Cetiosaurus</i>, is reassessed in light of comparisons with other sauropod material, including the lectotype of <i>Cetiosaurus oxoniensis</i>. Although the closest match for the Skye bone is found to be a left humerus identified as <i>Cetiosaurus oxoniensis</i> by J. Phillips in 1871, the identification of the Skye bone as cetiosaurid is unsafe, given the poor diagnostic power of long bones in most sauropod taxa

Publisher: Geological Society
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:58343
Provided by: Enlighten

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