[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Dinosaur Genera List corrections #153
Thanks to dinosaur list members Nick Pharris and Jaime Headden for finding
Azuma, Y. & Currie, P. J. 2000. "A new carnosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from
the Lower Cretaceous of Japan," Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 37(12):
The paper describes the allosaurid carnosaur Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis, based
on a recently discovered partial but rather poorly preserved skeleton. It is
said to be similar in size and appearance to Sinraptor. I will have no
further information on this dinosaur until that issue of Canadian Journal of
Earth Sciences arrives at a library here in San Diego; the website with the
abstract is currently unreachable (it is being updated).
A tooth once nicknamed "Kitadanisaurus" in a few Japanese publications, never
formally described under that name and originally considered dromaeosaurid,
is supposedly shown by this new material to be the allosaurid Fukuiraptor. So
I've placed "Kitadanisaurus" into synonymy with Fukuiraptor in the list of
Asiatic dinosaurs for the second printing of Mesozoic Meanderings #3. From
the same region (Katsuyama City) the indeterminate large allosaurid nicknamed
"Katsuyamasaurus," known from an ulna and a caudal vertebra, is likely also
referable to this genus, and I have synonymized it with Fukuiraptor as well.
These synonymies are tentative until I see a copy of the paper (and probably
will remain tentative afterward as well!). Finally, indeterminate large,
dromaeosaurid-like claws found in this region apparently are also referable
Both "Kitadanisaurus" and "Katsuyamasaurus" first appeared in print in David
Lambert's Dinosaur Data Book.
So to the Dinosaur Genera List we add genus #897:
Fukuiraptor Azume & Currie, 2000
and the entry for Fukuiraptor in the list of Asiatic dinosaurs reads as
Fukuiraptor Azuma & Currie, 2000
= "Katsuyamasaurus" Lambert, 1990 [nomen nudum]
= "Kitadanisaurus" Lambert, 1990 [nomen nudum]
F. kitadaniensis Azume & Currie, 2000â
NOTE: "Katsuyamasaurus" was considered an indeterminate allosaurid by Dong,
Hasegawa & Azuma, 1990 (The Age of Dinosaurs in Japan and China) but is
likely referable to this genus. "Kitadanisaurus" was considered an
indeterminate dromaeosaurid in the same reference and also by Manabe &
Hasegawa, 1991, but it too now appears to belong to this allosaurid genus.
I wonder whether "Kagasaurus," an indeterminate large theropod from the Early
Cretaceous of Shiramine Village, Japan, based on two teeth, might not also be
referable to this genus. I'll leave it alone for now.
The Dinosaur Genera List appears in its entirety at
My home page
links to the Dinosaur Genera List, of course.