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Re: "O. mongoliensis"



At 05:53 PM 1/9/96 -0800, you wrote:
>I think that most of you aggree, whith me that Oviraptor mongoliensis is 
>very different from O. philoceratops.
>Thats why I came up whith an alternative to a new name yo O. 
>mongoliensis.
>"Falsuproalius" mongoliensis or "Falsuperalius" mongoliensis.
>Which means "Mistaken for another from mongolia".
>What do you think?
>Could it have been used?

This taxon is being redescribed as a new genus by paleontologists working on
the type specimen.  I do not know yet what the new name will be.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661

"To trace that life in its manifold changes through past ages to the present
is a ... difficult task, but one from which modern science does not shrink.
In this wide field, every earnest effort will meet with some degree of
success; every year will add new and important facts; and every generation
will bring to light some law, in accordance with which ancient life has been
changed into life as we see it around us to-day."
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