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Re: Oviraptords new refs.



Jay Nair (sappororaptor@yahoo.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unpublished and thus the 1 new name used therein is not available and it would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.

  Cheers,

Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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