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Re: Arambourgiania citation

Whew boy. I thought _Bogolubovia_ came from this one (although I've not verified it):

Nessov, L. A. and A. A. Yarkov. 1989. New Birds from the Cretaceous-Paleogene of the USSR and Some Remarks on the History of Origin and Evolution of the Class. Tr. Zool. Inst. Akademia Nauk SSSR 197:78-97.

Incidentally, if anyone has any of these _Titanopteryx_ or _Arambourgiania_ related papers in PDF and is willing to share, I'd love to acquire copies. I can't read Russian, but my wife was a Russian Area Studies major in college and is usually able to help me out.

Rob Taylor

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Williams" <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: Arambourgiania citation

Allan Edels wrote:

Actually, it looks like standard Gallifreyan to me - note the repetition of "Ð".

Maybe a Tersuran or Shadanese dialect? ;-)

Onto _Titanopteryx_...

Jerry Harris wrote:

Nessov, L.A., Kanznyshkina, L.F., and Cherepanov, G.O. 1987. Dinosaurs, crocodiles and other archosaurs from the Late mesozoic of central Asia and their place in ecosystems. Abstracts of the 33rd session of the All-Union Palaeontological Society, Leningrad, pp. 46-47. [In Russian].

Of course, as an Abstract, this would not qualify as a valid mode of publishing a new name, under ICZN rules. (I don't mean to imply that HP Harris was suggesting this.)

"Nessov & Borkin (1989)" is the ref usually cited as the publication that officially named _Arambourgiania_ as the replacement name for _Titanopteryx_ Arambourg. I think this was the same publication in which another new pterosaur genus name, _Bogolubovia_, was proposed (for _Ornithostoma orientale_).

Curiously, the "Nomenclator Zoologicus" database includes neither _Arambourgiania_ or _Bogolubovia_. Here, as elsewhere, locating the late Lev Nessov's publications is complicated by the fact that his name is translated into English as either 'Nesov' or 'Nessov'.

For those interested, the original _Titanopteryx_ (Enderlein, 1935) is a blackfly (=_Simulium). Not really so "titanic".

I don't know if this helped at all.



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