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RE: Dinosaur List 2006

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Tim Williams
> >Isn't Garudimimus mongoliensis still nomen nudum (it wasn't presented as a
> >new name in this paper, the authors maintained quotation marks around the
> >name to indicate is unofficial status).,
> Good question.  I don't know.  I had assumed that _Gallimimus mongoliensis_
> was valid, but I haven't actually read Kobayashi and Barsbold (2006).  I'll
> treat it as a nomen nudum (and remove it from the list) until I find out for
> sure.
> Kobayashi, Y. and  Barsbold, R. (2006). Ornithomimids from the Nemegt
> Formation of Mongolia. J. Paleont. Soc. Korea 22: 195-207.

Definitely not formal yet. Quoting that paper:
"A nearly complete skeleton of ornithomimid (MPD 100/14) was found from the 
Baishin Tsav of southeastern Mongolia (where a primitive
but toothless ornithomimosaur, _Garudimimus brevipes_, was discovered) and was 
imfornally [sic] called "_Gallimimus mongoliensis_"
by Barsbold."

> These nomina nuda are a real nuisance.  I'm not blaming Kobayashi and
> Barsbold, since the name had been floating around for a long time.

That's what you get from trusting internet lists... :-)

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