[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: What happened to _tamesnensis_?
According to Sereno et al. 1999, it seems that [the
"_Rebbachisaurus_" _tamesnensis_] material is now considered
to be _Jobaria tiguidensis_ [but] the matter is confused by
Upchurch et al. 2004, whose taxonomic table says of
_Nigersaurus taqueti_ Sereno et al. 1999 that this name is
"including _Rebbachisaurus tamesnensis_ Lapparent, 1960a".
But I now noticed this on p. 304 of Upchurch et al. 2004:
Lapparent (1960a) referred various remains from the
Farak Formation of Tahoua, Niger, to a second species
[of _Rebbachisaurus_], _Rebbachisaurus tamesnensis_,
but Sereno et al. (1999) referred all of this material
So since the text of Upchurch et al. 2004 is in accord with note 5 of
Sereno et al. 1999, I think we can conclude that the solution to this
mystery is just that the table entry for _Nigersaurus taqueti_ on
p. 263 of Upchurch et al. 2004 is mistaken, and the "including
_Rebbachisaurus tamesnensis_ Lapparent, 1960a" note should have gone
on _Jobaria_'s table entry instead, on p. 265.
Hope that helps someone, somewhere, out there :-)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
)_v__/\ The problem with democracy is that it's government of the
people, by the people. Have you _seen_ the people lately?
Listen to free demos of soundtrack music for film, TV and radio