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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #127
In a message dated 12/13/99 10:41:39 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< Shouldn't these be emended to _C._ willisobrieni and _E._ philtippetti,
since they're honoring individuals? Again, any mention of material? I have
an "_Elaphrosaurus_ sp." from Colorado listed on my website -- is that the
same as _E._ philtippetti/philtippettorum? >>
Again, I happen to know that the names honor everyone at the Willis O'Brien
shop (not just Willis O'Brien himself) and the people at the Phil Tippett
studio. So the -orum ending is correct. Unfortunately, however, I don't know
just which specimens Pickering has named. Remember, this is a nomen nudum
from a bibliography. Tracy lists a skull as part of the type material of C.
willisobrienorum--I think it's the big skull that has been kicking around
Colorado and/or Utah awaiting a description. The Elaphrosaurus sp. specimen
is a humerus at the Smithsonian (USNM 8415) noted by Peter Galton in 1982.
Maybe it is E. philtippettorum, maybe not. Nomina nuda are quite frustrating,