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Re: Oviraptords new refs.
Jay Nair (email@example.com) wrote:
<Lu's abstract mentions 2 new oviraptorids. It would be nice to know if these
are new taxa or not.>
That would by Lü, not Lu. However, because these are in a thesis, they remain
unpublished and thus the 1 new name used therein is not available and it would
be unwise to use it until publication favors it. That said, the new new
specimens represent an oviraptorid represented by a hip with limb bones and
ribs, whereas the other is a "caenagnathid" resembling *Oviraptor
philoceratops* with various associated bits including a lower jaw, scrappy
skull, and some vertebrae. Both are from Guangdong Province, south-eastern
China (the province that includes the peninsula where Hong Kong is located),
one from Shixing County and the other from Nanxiong County.
Jaime A. Headden
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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