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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #154



In a message dated 1/1/01 3:00:49 AM EST, jeffmartz@earthlink.net writes:

<< Just curious, on what basis did you make this ID?  It should be pretty
 concrete and subjected to review before making the claim and prompting the
 course of action given below. >>

Storrs Olson and Xu, Zhao & Wang both gave IVPP V 12330 as the type specimen 
of their respective new species: Olson for Archaeoraptor liaoningensis, Xu, 
Zhao & Wang for Microraptor zhaoianus. Xu additionally stated, in originally 
confirming that a forgery had taken place, that he recognized the tail 
portion of Archaeoraptor liaoningensis as being from the counterpart slab of 
the small theropod he and colleagues would later describe as Microraptor 
zhaoianus. A fairly complete account of the situation prior to the 
description of Microraptor appears in the October 2000 National Geographic.