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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #91
Today's mail brought the June issue of JVP, which contains the description of
a new dinosaur genus
Shanxia Barrett, You, Upchurch & Burton, 1998
This becomes genus #825 in the list. As soon as I receive the articles
describing the genera Caudipteryx, Ozraptor, and Sonorasaurus, I'll make the
necessary corrections to the list to accommodate them.
The complete citation is:
Barrett, P. M., You H., Upchurch, P. & Burton, A. C., 1998. "A new
ankylosaurian dinosaur (Ornithischia: Ankylosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous
of Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China," Journal of Vertebrate
Paleontology 18(2): 376-384 [June 15, 1998].
The type species is Shanxia tianzhenensis, based on an incomplete skeleton
including partial skull and numerous postcranial elements from the Huiquanpu
Formation (Upper Cretaceous) in Tian Zhen county, Shanxi Province (hence the
derivations of the generic and species epithets). The authors classify this
genus in Ankylosauridae, noting its especially long and slender squamosal
Dinosaurophiles will salivate over the memoir included along with this issue
Wilson, J. A. & Sereno, P. C., 1998. "Early Evolution and Higher-level
Phylogeny of Sauropod Dinosaurs," Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir
#5: 1-68 + 2 foldout pages [supplement to Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
18(2), June 15, 1998].
Two new higher-level sauropod taxa (Macronaria, Somphospondyli) are defined
and diagnosed, and all previous studies of sauropod systematics are reviewed.
The character matrix has 109 characters; good luck reviewing this one!
This issue of JVP includes three other articles on dinosaurs, as well as one
on proterosuchians in which the author shows that all the Early Triassic South
African proterosuchians are referable to the single species Proterosuchus