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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #83

Given that the genus in question is from the Ornithomimidae, it's more
likely "orc-mimic"--as in the huge and legendary Arabian bird the Orc
(familiar from the Arabian Nights).

>Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 20:36:23 +0000
>From: "Christopher Straughn" <chrisas@elnet.com>
>To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>Subject: Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #83
>What does "Orcomimus" mean?  Orca mimic?
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>> 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 an unpublished name, I deferred including it in the Dinosaur Genera List.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]

Brian Newhouse