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Dinosaur Genera List update #180



Tracy Ford emailed me a couple of days ago:

I got the 2001 Proceedings of the 8th annual meeting of the Chinese Society
of Vertebrate Paleontology today. There are a few interesting articles in it 
and one new dinosaur.

Pukyongosaurus millenniumi DONG, PAIK & KIM, 2001

It's in Euhelopodidae, fragmentary material though.

Accordingly, we add genus #931 to the Dinosaur Genera List:

Pukyongosaurus Dong, Paik & H. J. Kim, 2001

and to the forthcoming second printing of Mesozoic Meanderings #3, in the 
section on Asiatic dinosaurs:

Pukyongosaurus Dong, Paik & H. J. Kim, 2001
    P. millenniumi Dong, Paik & H. J. Kim, 2001 (type)

The complete reference is:

Deng Tao & Wang Yuan, eds., 2001. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of 
the Chinese Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, China Ocean Press, Beijing: 
[full page count not available to me].

Dong Zhiming, Paik In Sung, Kim Hyun Joo, 2001. "A preliminary report on a 
sauropod from the Hasandong Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Korea," in Deng & 
Wang, eds., 2001: 41-53.

Abstract: Remains belonging to a sauropod dinosaur were found from the 
Hasandong Formation of the Gyeongsang Supergoup (Lower Cretaceous) of 
Gyeongsang Basin, South Korea. The material consists of seven incomplete 
cervical vertebrae, a nearly complete dorsal centrum, a cervical rib, an 
incomplete dorsal rib, a complete chevron, a part of clavicle (?) amd other 
fragments of bones. These bones were collected from the same quarry and same 
level, and they should be assigned to one individual. The morphologies of the 
nearly complete cervical and mid-dorsal vertebrae suggest a close affinity of 
this new dinosaur, Pukyongosaurus millenniumi gen. et sp. nov., with the 
family Euhelopodidae.

Derivation of generic name is from Pukyong National University, where the 
latter two coauthors are employed. Specific name commemorates "the year 2000, 
a new millennium." Pukyongosaurus is classified as a sister group of Euhelopus
 in Somphospondyli.

Note that we must distinguish H. J. Kim from H. M. Kim, describer of 
Ultrasaurus. I recently distinguished S. G. Lucas from F. A. Lucas and A. P. 
Russell from D. A. Russell in the List. There are a few other distinct 
same-surname authors in the list as well, particularly Chinese, and I'll get 
around to them as time (in very short supply right now) permits.

Tracy later provided me with copies of the dinosaur articles from that book. 
Sure enough, another article provides a new nomen nudum, from a faunal list:

Heilongjiangosaurus jiayinensis Li & Jin, 2001 [nomen nudum]

This is evidently a new name for what has been called Mandschurosaurus 
jiainensis since 1983, but it may also be some kind of previously unpublished 
manuscript name for Charonosaurus jiayinensis. Nevertheless, we get name #932 
for the Dinosaur Genera List:

Heilongjiangosaurus Li & Jin, 2001 [nomen nudum]

and in MM #3 we enter

Heilongjiangosaurus Li & Jin, 2001 [nomen nudum]
    H. jiayinensis Li & Jin, 2001 (type)
NOTE: This genus may turn out to be a junior synonym of Mandschurosaurus or 
Charonosaurus.

The citation is:

Li Weirong & Jin Jidong, 2001. "On the Upper Cretaceous Jiayin Group of 
Heilongjiang Province, China," in Deng & Wang, eds., 2001: 65-74 [in Chinese 
with English abstract].

Other dinosaur articles in this volume include:

Wei Mingrui, Hu Shusheng & Zhang Yan, 2001. "The diet of prosauropods and 
sauropods from Lufeng, Yunnan Province, China," in Deng & Wang, eds., 2001: 
21-27 [in Chinese with English abstract].

Dong Zhiming, 2001. "A forefoot of sauropod from the Tuchengzi Formation of 
Chaoyang area in Liaoning, China," in Deng & Wang, eds., 2001: 29-33 [in 
Chinese with English abstract].

It's a brachiosaurid forefoot, not named.

Zhang Yugung & Li Jianjun, 2001. "A study on new materials of Mamenchisaurus 
jingyanensis," in Deng & Wang, eds., 2001: 65-74 [in Chinese with English 
abstract].

The above article notes that there are eight monotypic species of 
Mamenchisaurus besides M. jingyanensis, represented by eight different 
individuals, but unfortunately does not tabulate all of them.

Qiu Licheng & Huang Dong, 2001. "Dinosaur fossils from the Heyuan Basin in 
Guangdong Province, China," in Deng & Wang, eds., 2001: 59-63 [in Chinese 
with English abstract].

The above describes various dinosaur eggs and nests along with skeletal 
material referred to the oviraptorosaur genus Ingenia. Long eggs are 
referable to Ingenia by association.

And finally

Pang Qiqing & Cheng Zhengwu, 2001. "The Late Cretaceous dinosaur fauna and 
strata from Tianzhen, Shanxi and Yangyuan, Hebei, China," in Deng & Wang, 
eds., 2001: 75-82 [in Chinese with English abstract].

This article introduces the family name Huabeisauridae for the sauropod genus 
Huabeisaurus and follows up the original description of Huabeisaurus allocotus
 by these two authors in 2000. And it also follows up on the description of 
the ankylosaur Tianzhenosaurus youngi by these two authors in 1998. Oddly, 
they note occurrence of cf. Szechuanosaurus campi in the Upper Cretaceous 
Huiquanpu Formation. I think this referral needs to be reexamined. Skeletal 
reconstructions of Huabeisaurus and Tianzhenosaurus are provided (big tail 
club on Tianzhenosaurus).

Dan Chure emailed me that Acracanthus is not just a nomen nudum but a nomen 
ex dissertatione from Wann Langston's 1947 doctoral dissertation, so I have 
changed the status of the name accordingly.

Finally, I just received the second supplement to Don Glut's Dinosaurs: The 
Encyclopedia. This is a must-have book like the others in the series, with 
all kinds of recent dinosaur information. When time permits, I'll review the 
series at my website.

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