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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #110
The children's dinosaur book _The Newest and Coolest Dinosaurs_ by Philip J.
Currie and Colleayn O. Mastin contains the generic name _Elvisaurus_ as a
synonym for _Cryolophosaurus_: "To some people the crest looks like an [sic]
snow shovel, but to others it looks like an Elvis Presley style 'jelly roll'
hairdo, which is why some jokingly refer to this dinosaur as Elvisaurus.
Since this discovery was made in the Antarctic, this discovery made this
dinosaur a 'cool dude', just like Elvis."
So, although the name Elvisaurus has no formal nomenclatural standing, it is
a published name with an etymology and real material associated with it, and
therefore satisfies my criteria for inclusion in the Dinosaur Genera List.
Accordingly, as name #850 we add
Elvisaurus Currie & Mastin, 1998 [nomen nudum]
Two days ago the following e-mail arrived from Octavio Mateus:
<<There is a new diplodocid dinosaur in Lourinhã (Upper Jurassic of Portugal).
The ref is:
BONAPARTE, J.F. & MATEUS, O. (1999). A new diplodocid, Dinheirosaurus
lourinhanensis gen. et sp. nov., from the Late Jurassic beds of Portugal.
Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales. 5(2): 13-29.
And the abstract is:
Presacral vertebrae of a new Diplodocidae from the Late Jurassic
Amoreira- Porto Novo Formation of Lourinhã, Portugal are described and
figured. Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis g.et sp. nov. is diagnosed by well
developed accessory articulations derived from the hyposphene, exposed in
lateral view; and by the smaller dorsoventral length of the lower section of
the neural arch. It is considered that the organisation of the dorsal neural
arch of Dinheirosaurus is more derived than in Diplodocus, except in the
dorsoventral development of the lower portion of it, which is higher (more
derived) in the latter. Possibly the isolated geography of Portugal in the
Late Jurassic gave rise to the distinct characters of this new genus.
Accordingly we add #851 to the list:
Dinheirosaurus Bonaparte & Mateus, 1999