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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #178



The following email arrived here November 17, just after I sent out DGL 
corrections #177(!):

From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org
"Hanwulosaurus"--new ankylosaur from China

Here's a recent news item from the Xinhua News Service. 
Since it's been in print in various newspapers, the 
name "Hanwulosaurus" qualifies as a nomen nudum.

Complete Ankylosaur Fossil Found in China 
HOHHOT, November 16 
A set of ankylosaur skeleton fossil was recently found in 
Alxa Left Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous 
Region. 
Experts from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and 
Paleoanthropology (IVPP) under the Chinese Academy of 
Sciences, concluded, after thorough examination on the 
findings, that it is the most completely collected 
ankylosaur fossil in Asia. The fossil includes a complete 
skull, a pair of thighbones, an ulna, a scapula, two 
shinbones, vertebrae, ribs and shells in various forms. 
IVPP professor Zhao Xijin believes that the ankylosaur was 
about nine meters long and two meters high, with a big, 
flat head and shells covering its body. 
Experts said that the ankylosaur, temporarily named as 
Hanwulosaurus, probably belongs to a new category, which 
is still subject to further research.

I agree it's a nomen nudum, and its listing as name #930 in the Dinosaur 
Genera List reads

"Hanwulosaurus" [Anonymous] 2001 [nomen nudum; in Xinhua News Service news 
articles]