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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #160



Well, this one has been all over the popular press, so there's no need to say 
any more:

Genus #905 becomes

Paralititan J. B. Smith, Lamanna, Lacovara, Dodson, J. R. Smith, Poole, 
Giegengack & Attia, 2001

The reference is:

Joshua B. Smith, Matthew C. Lamanna, Kenneth J. Lacovara, Peter Dodson, 
Jennifer R. Smith, Jason C. Poole, Robert Giegengack, & Yousry Attia, 2001. 
"A Giant Sauropod Dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous Mangrove Deposit in 
Egypt," Science 292(5522): 1704-1706 [June 1, 2001].

Also add to the list of African dinosaurs in the forthcoming Mesozoic 
Meanderings #3 second printing:

Paralititan J. B. Smith, Lamanna, Lacovara, Dodson, J. R. Smith, Poole, 
Giegengack & Attia, 2001
    P. stromeri J. B. Smith, Lamanna, Lacovara, Dodson, J. R. Smith, Poole, 
Giegengack & Attia, 2001 (Type)

It's a big titanosaurid from the Bahariya Formation of Egypt. Material is 
incomplete but distinctive, including a humerus, shoulder girdle, and caudal 
centra. Somewhat smaller than Argentinosaurus.

This is the beginning of a flood of new dinosaur genera whose descriptions 
will appear during the summer and fall. Maybe a dozen or more altogether.