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Chinese taxa citations, new 2001 sp. of Tyrannosaurus erected
Gao Yuhui, A complete carnosaur skeleton from Zigong,
Sichuan, 1999 was published in Chengdu by Sichuan
Science & Technology Press.
Tom Holtz: have you seen this monograph? Gao Yuhui
synonymizes Sinraptor dongi into Yangchuanosaurus. Y
hepingensis ZDM0024 is described throughly by him: the
level of completeness of both skull and skeleton
allows comparative analyses, although it lacks its
hands and feet, tibiae/fibulae.
Hu Chengzhi et al., Shantungosaurus giganteus, was
published in 2001 by Beijing's Geological Publishing
House, and is a redescription of all parts of the
composite skeleton IVVP AS V1780 (they also use the
abbreviation GMV 1780-1). The skull is incomplete. The
hypodigm consists of 10 maxillae, caudal part of the
skull, left quadrate, left premaxilla, 3 dentaries, 1
predentary, 200+ isolated teeth, 17 cervicals, 30
dorsals, 4 sacra, 100+ caudals, 7 scapulae (4 left, 3
right), 4 ilia (3 left, 1 slightly damaged right), 4
ischia (3 right, 1 left), 7 femora (3 left, 4 right).
The better preserved elements are illustrated with
line drawings and photographs, although it is unclear
if all of the hypodigm is catalogued under the same
number. The remounted skeleton is...well, it is a
Dollo-like monstrosity and distortion, a tail-dragging
hadrosaur in boxer stance...as though 30+ years of
research should have been available to the museum
personnel. I am hoping that Mike Brett-Surman, whose
dissertation revising the hadrosaurs should be
published, will provide further analyses.
Hu Chengzi, who discovered and originally the taxon in
1973, describes in this new monograph (Chinese text
pages 39-41,English abstract pages 125-126) four
isolated teeth and a 531mm long right metatarsal IV,
giving them the name Tyrannosaurus zhuchengensis sp.
nov. (pl.18 figs. 2 [metatarsal] and 4-6 [3 teeth]).
Two teeth are illustrated in the text figs. 3-1 and
3-2, the metarsal fig. 3-3. I have carefully gone
through the text, finding no catalogue number for
Tyrannosaurus zhuchengensis, but am assuming it has
been given a GVM number. I find nothing diagnostic
about the theropod material.
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