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Dinosaur Genera List corrections #178
The following email arrived here November 17, just after I sent out DGL
From: Ben Creisler email@example.com
"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
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