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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #83



What does "Orcomimus" mean?  Orca mimic?

> Ben Creisler alerted me to the existence of a new generic name in the
> following article:
> 
> Triebold, M., 1997. "The Sandy Site: Small Dinosaurs from the Hell Creek
> Formation of South Dakota," in Wolberg, D. L., Stump, E. & Rosenberg, G. D.,
> eds., Dinofest International: Proceedings of a Symposium sponsored by Arizona
> State University, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia: 245-248.
> 
> The name _Orcomimus_ appears in a faunal list of the Sandy site under
> Ornithomimidae, along with _Ornithomimus_ and _Struthiomimus_. I first
> encountered this genus in a poster session by Dale Russell and Michael
> Triebold at the 1995 SVP annual meeting in Pittsburgh, but since it was then
> an unpublished name, I deferred including it in the Dinosaur Genera List. I
> suppose it is a new genus of ornithomimid from the Sandy site, but until a
> description is published, saying any more would simply be speculation.
> 
> So add the following as genus #818:
> 
> Orcomimus Triebold, 1997 [nomen nudum]
> 
> 
Chris Straughn

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