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Re: Jengizkhan, Stygimoloch, Dinotyrannus (long)
On Fri, 10 Feb 1995, Tom Holtz wrote:
> G. Olshevsky is "proposing" several new tyrannosaurid generic names in his
> two-part article in the Japanese magazine Kyoryugaku Saizensen ("Frontiers
> of Dinosaur Research", but more commonly called "Dino-Frontline" in
> English). However, since these are not peer-reviewed articles, the names
> are not considered "valid". So, even if some of the suggested new names
> may be useful, they will not be accepted for scientific usage until
> published in a peer reviewed journal.
> Jenghizkhan bataar (formerly Tyrannosaurus bataar)
> Stygivenator molnari is the "Jordan theropod"
> Dinotyrannus megagracilis is Greg Paul's Albertosaurus? megagracilis
I wonder what the status of some of George Olshevsky's genera name
Here are some of the ones I have listed:
Becklespinax altispinax = Acrocanthosaurus altispinax Paul, 1988
Valdoraptor oweni = Megalosaurus oweni Lydekker, 1889
Ultrasauros macintoshi = Ultrasaurus macintoshi Jensen, 1985
This one I have seen used many times so I assume it is official.
Are these still "proposed", "official", or "discarded".
Also, I know George Olshevsky is actively involved in the Japanese
Dinosaur magazine and I see some of his work in the Dinosaur Society's
publication "Dinosaur Report". However, his newsletter "Archosaurian
Articulations" is inactive...I would like to incourage those persons who
are close to George to incourage him to return producing the newsletter
again. It was a fanastic publication and I miss it very much.
---John Schneiderman (firstname.lastname@example.org)