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OLD ORNITHOMIMOSAURS



On _Ginnareemimus_, George wrote...

> It is from the Sao Khua Formation, whose dating is still in doubt but 
> may be as early as Valanginian to Hauterivian. If this date proves   
> correct, Ginnareemimus would be the oldest known ornithomimid.

Clearly little known is that a Kimmeridge Clay (Kimmeridgian, Upper 
Jurassic) ornithomimosaur was reported by Clarke and Brokenshire a 
few years ago. The material (from Dorset) is unimpressive: two 
manual phalanges, one of which is an ungual. Identification is suspect - 
- nevertheless (err, excepting _Shuvosaurus_) it is the oldest reported 
ornithomimosaur.

DARREN NAISH 
PALAEOBIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
School of Earth, Environmental & Physical Sciences
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
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