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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #157
Due to a very heavy workload January-April, it has been almost three months
since the last DGL corrections. In the intervening time, I managed to make a
few minor cosmetic changes to the Dinosaur Genera List and added names #901
"Saltriosaurus" Dalla Vecchia, 2001 [nomen nudum]
Draconyx Mateus & Antunes, 2001
The former appears in the article
Dalla Vecchia, F. M., 2001. "A New Theropod Dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic
of Italy," Dino Press 3: 81-87 [illustrated by Berislav Krzic].
It is not formally named or described, but it is nicknamed "Saltriosaurus,"
making that name eligible for inclusion as a nomen nudum in the Dinosaur
Genera List. No type species is named for this genus in the article. The
genus is also added to the tables for the second printing of Mesozoic
The latter appears in the paper
Mateus, O. & Antunes, M. T., 2001. "Draconyx loureiroi, a new
Camptosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the Late Jurassic of Lourinha,
Portugal," Annales Paleontol. 87(1): 67-73.
Thanks to Christian F. Kammerer for very recently notifying the dinosaur list
about this new genus. We also add the following genus and species to the
tables for the second printing of Mesozoic Meanderings #3:
Draconyx Mateus & Antunes, 2001
D. loureiroi Mateus & Antunes, 2001(Type)
A recent paper by Dave Peters
Peters, D., 2000. "A reexamination of four prolacertiforms with implications
for pterosaur systematics," Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia
106(3): 293-336 [December 2000].
provides the some of the best figures and data yet published on Longisquama,
Cosesaurus, and Sharovipteryx. This work supersedes all previous work on
those genera and places them well inside the Prolacertiformes, more or less
closely sister-related to Pterosauria. In particular, this removes Longisquama
from Dinosauria, so I have asterisked that genus in the Dinosaur Genera
List. The paper makes an excellent case for removing Pterosauria from
Archosauria, so that (for example) the well-defined clade Ornithodira now
includes a number of peculiar prolacertiform genera as well as all the
remaining archosaurs from Proterosuchus through birds (heh heh).
A recent paper by Peter Galton
Galton, P. M., 2000. "Are Spondylosoma and Staurikosaurus (Santa Maria
Formation, Middle-Upper Triassic, Brazil) the oldest saurischian dinosaurs?"
Paläontologische Zeitschrift 74(3): 393-423.
reclassifies Spondylosoma as a rauisuchid, so I have asterisked that genus in
the Dinosaur Genera List, too.
I have also made a number of other changes to the Mesozoic Meanderings
tables, such as imploding the tyrannosaurids as per my earlier post on the
Tyrannosaurid Implosion. I can email the latest versions of the six tables of
dinosaurs by continent as typeset WordPerfect 6.1 documents to anyone who
wants them (specify Windows or Mac/other). They are also available at Mike
Keesey's Dinosauricon website
I'll publish the second printing in book form once the first printing sells
out (about 50 copies remain).
The Dinosaur Genera List may be reached from my website
which also displays the covers of the first three issues of Dino Press; or
more directly at