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Re: Family Nemegtosauridae
In a message dated 4/6/99 4:10:17 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< Can someone tell me who first established the family Nemegtosauridae,
and when they did? >>
Here's the present listing in unpublished manuscript from Mesozoic
Meanderings #2 third edition:
Family: NEMEGTOSAURIDAE Upchurch, 1995
Census: 3 genera (1 doubtful), 3 species (1 doubtful)
= "Diplodocoidea" Upchurch, 1995 (not 1994) [nomen nudum; in part]
= Diplodocoidea Barrett & Upchurch, 1995 [nomen nudum; in part]
= Diplodocoidea Upchurch, 1995 [in part]
= Nemegtosauridae Barrett & Upchurch, 1995 [nomen nudum]
Genus: Mongolosaurus Gilmore, 1933 [nomen dubium]
= Mongolisaurus Young, 1935 [sic]
M. haplodon Gilmore, 1933?
= Mongolisaurus haplodon Young, 1935 [sic]
= Mongolosaurus hoplodon Young, 1935 [sic]
= Mongolisaurus hoplodon Zhao, 1980 [sic]
Genus: Nemegtosaurus Nowinski, 1971
= Nemagtosaurus McIntosh, Coombs & D. A. Russell, 1992 [sic]
= Nemegitosaurus Suteethorn, Martin, Buffetaut, Triamwichanon & Chaimanee,
N. mongoliensis Nowinski, 1971?
= Opisthocoelicaudia mongoliensis (Nowinski, 1971) Paul, 1996
N. pachi Dong, 1977 [nomen dubium]
NOTE: This genus was excluded from Dicraeosauridae, where it was initially
classified, by Salgado & Calvo (1992), and it was made the type of its own
family by Upchurch (1995).
Genus: Quaesitosaurus Bannikov & Kurzanov vide Kurzanov & Bannikov, 1983
= Qaesitosaurus Salgado & Calvo, 1992 [sic]
= Questiosaurus Tatarinov, 1982 [sic]
= Questosaurus Carroll, 1988 [sic]
Q. orientalis Bannikov & Kurzanov vide Kurzanov & Bannikov, 1983?
NOTE: This genus was excluded from Dicraeosauridae, where it was originally
classified, by Salgado & Calvo (1992), and it was included in Nemegtosauridae
by Upchurch (1995).
Genus: [To be described from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia; based on
postcranial remains presently on display at the Paleontological Institute of
the USSR Academy of Sciences; may prove to be Quaesitosaurus or
Nemegtosaurus; P. J. Currie, pers. comm.]
The family is defined in this paper
Upchurch, P., 1995. "The evolutionary history of sauropod dinosaurs,"
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 349: 365?390.
but the name was first used in print a few weeks earlier by Barrett &
Barrett, P. M. & Upchurch, P., 1995. "Sauropod feeding mechanisms: Their
bearing on palaeoecology," in Sun A. & Wang Y., eds., Sixth Symposium on
Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Short Papers, China Ocean Press,