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Re: Nemegtia and Oviraptorid Phylogeny (Part 1)



''Taxonomic typos abound in the paper, reflecting a
nightmare in 
typography for
editioralship. The name is always *Nemegtia barsboldi*
or *N. 
barsboldi* or
*Nemegtia* in all figures and tables and the cladistic
analysis used at 
the end
of the paper, and is the spelling in the abstract and
systematics 
section, so I
doubt any question of priority useage will arise.
However, in the main 
text
misspellings are abundant (pg. 108 - Nemrgtia
barsholdi; Nemrgtia 
harsholdi;
Oviraptor- philoceratops; Nemegtia harsholdi; pg. 109
- Nemegtiu 
barbsoldi;
Citiputi osmolskue; Nemrgtiu barsboldi; Khaun
mckennai; pg. 110 - 
Khuun;
Nemegtiu barsboldi; Khaan mckennui; Nemegtia
barsholdi; Nomingiu 
gobiensis;
Nemegtia hursholdi). No other typos in taxon names are
noted.''


I agree they went nuts with the errors, especially
first half of Pp 109.

Also,
1) Lu et al also refer to Richenia mongoliensis as
''oviraptor'' mongoliensis - strangely ( I think)
since Richenia was fairly well & finally established
in the Dinosauria II. (though, apparantly named in
1997)

2) Osmolska et al (The Dinosauria II) mention an
unnamed oviraptorid  ''the Zamyn Khondt oviraptorine''
Pp 182, skull figure E on page 168. They say that this
is a probable sister taxon of Citipati, possibly a new
species. Also see their cladogram (pp 180). 
''The Zamyn Khondt oviraptorine'' is unlikely to be
the same as Nemegtia. (different skull recon, locality
and stratigraphic data, i.e., i mean that Lu et al
were not referring to ''The Zamyn Khondt
oviraptorine''.

but....... 3) The figure of ''The Zamyn Khondt
oviraptorine'' is nearly identical to thier second
figure of Oviraptor philoceratops (Lu et al Pp 111,
figure H (GIN100142). Are these the same?? I'm
confused, because GIN100142 looks nowhere like the
type skull of Oviraptor philoceratops (figure D of Lu
et al). Contrary to Lu et al, it appears closer to
Citipati and Nemegtia as Osmolska et al suggest, also
as Clark et al have suggested.


Refs:

Clarke, Norell, & Rowe. 2002. Cranial anatomy of
Citpati osmolskae........ Am Mus Nov 3364. 24 pp
Lu, Tomida, Azuma, Dong & Lee. 2004. New oviraptorid
from the Nemegt Format....Bull Natl Sci Mus Tokyo Ser
C 30: 95-130
Osmolska, Currie & Barsbold 2004. Oviraptorosauria.
The Dinosauria II Pp 165-183




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