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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #71
By now everybody has heard of the _Nature_ (May 22) article by Novas and
Puerta on the latest birdlike dinosaur _Unenlagia comahuensis_, so without
further ado, let's add it to the list as genus #805:
Unenlagia Nova & Puerta, 1997
The complete Dinosaur Genera List is now available on the web at my web site
All the typographical codes, etc., are implemented.
Recently Dan Chure drew my attention to an article on a forthcoming dinosaur
in the Detroit News, in which the author, Laura Berman, used the names
Spieloraptor Berman, 1997 [nomen nudum]
Spielosaurus Berman, 1997 [nomen nudum]
StevenSpielodactylberg Berman, 1997 [nomen nudum]
for the as-yet-undescribed genus.
The format of my list, that I include all published names regardless of
whether they have a formal description, as long as they refer to or are
otherwise tied to real material, theoretically requires that I include this
kind of rubbish. But even I have to draw the line somewhere. As far as I'm
concerned, these names presently refer to a fictitious fossil--much like the
names coined by the Japanese crank Okamura.
For those who may be interested, the article is still available at this web