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RE: unnamed taxa in _The Dinosauria_ 2ed



Steve C. Wang wrote-

1) Which other then-unnamed genera have been named since the publication of
the book, and which have still not been described?

2) What references exist for the recently-named taxa?

1. unnamed coelophysoid (="Shake-N-Bake" theropod; Tykoski 1997). Kayenta
Formation, Arizona, USA (Sinemurian-Pliensbachian). Fragmentary remains of
at least 17 individuals. (p48)

Still not named, though described in Tykoski's (1998) unpublished thesis (which I don't have).


2. unnamed coelophysoid (= "Liliensternus" airelensis Cuny et Galton,
1993). Moon-Airel Formation, Manche, France (early Hettangian). Tooth,
vertebrae, partial sacrum, and pelves. (p48)

Rauhut (2000, 2003) found this to be the sister taxon of Liliensternus liliensterni, so I don't think it needs a new name.
http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Coelophysoidea.htm#Liliensternusairelensis


3. unnamed tetanuran (= "Szechuanosaurus" zigongensis Gao 1993). Lower
Shaximiao Formation, Sichuan, China (Bathonian-Callovian). Incomplete
skeletons of at least 2 individuals, fragmentary postcrania. (p72)

Named in Chure's (2000) unpublished thesis, with the name later mentioned in Glut (2003).
http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Tetanurae.htm#Szechuanoraptorzigongensis


4. unnamed eustreptospondyline (="Poekilopleuron" valesdunensis Allain
2002). Calcaire de Caen Formation, Calvados, France (middle Bathonian).
Nearly complete skull and associated partial skeleton. (p72)

Dubreuillosaurus valesdunensis, by Allain (2005).

5. unnamed tetanuran (="Megalosaurus" hesperis Waldman 1974). Inferior
Oolite, Dorset, England (Aalenian-Bajocian). Skull elements. (p74)

Named "Walkersaurus" hesperis by Pickering (1995) in a publication which doesn't meet the ICZN standards for validity. Pickering may name it officially eventually, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Tetanurae.htm#Walkersaurushesperis


6. unnamed allosauroid (Perez-Moreno et al 1993). Unnamed unit, Gard,
France (Valanginian). Incomplete forelimb. (p75)

Not named, and may never be. http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Carnosauria.htm#Allosauridae

7. unnamed carcharodontosaurid. Rio Limay Formation, Neuquen, Argentina
(Albian-Cenomanian or Cenomanian-Turonian). Skulls and associated
postcrania. (p75)

Should be named next month or so. The name (or a misspelling of it) appeared on the DML previously.
http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Carnosauria.htm#Carcharodontosauridae


8. unnamed carcharodontosaurid. Rio Colorado Formation, Mendoza, Argentina
(Santonian-Campanian). Partial skull and skeleton. (p75)

Holtz's statement the description of this taxon is upcoming is (good) news to me.
http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Carnosauria.htm#Carcharodontosauridae


9. unnamed compsognathid. Santana Formation, Ceara, Brazil (Albian).
Pelvis, sacrum, incomplete hindlimbs. (p76) [probably Mirischia?]

Indeed it is Mirischia, which I think could be a tyrannosauroid. http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Coelurosauria.htm#Mirischiaasymmetrica

10. unnamed tyrannosauroid (="Ornithomimus" grandis Marsh 1890). Eagle
Sandstone, Montana, USA (Campanian). Pes. (p113)

Probably indeterminate, so will probably never be renamed. http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Tyrannosauroidea.html#Deinodongrandis

11. unnamed tyrannosauroid (="Chilantaisaurus" maortuensis Hu 1964).
Dashuigou Formation, Nei Mongol Zizhiqu, China (Albian). Partial skull,
postcranial skeleton. (p113)

Named in Chure's (2000) unpublished thesis, with the name later mentioned in Glut (2003).
http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Tyrannosauroidea.html#Alashansaurusmaortuensis


12. unnamed Zamyn Khondt oviraptorine. Djadokhta Formation, Omnogov,
Mongolia (Campanian). Complete skeleton with skull. (p167)

Has been referred to Citipati by Clark et al., but may be a new species.

13. unnamed troodontid Barsbold et al 1987. Baruungoyot Svita, Dornogov,
Mongolia (Albian-Cenomanian). Skull and postcranial fragments. (p185)

I don't know of any plans to name this specimen.

14. unnamed ?dromaeosaurid (="Ornithodesmus" cluniculus Seeley 1887).
Wessex Formation, Isle of Wight, England (Barremian). Sacrum. (p199)

The proper name IS Ornithodesmus cluniculus. This was a typo in the book. O. cluniculus is the type species of the genus. The pterosaur species was renamed Istiodactylus latidens.


15. unnamed prosauropods (="Gyposaurus" sinensis Young 1941). Dull Purplish
Beds of the Lower Lufeng Series, Yunnan, China (Sinemurian, or
Hettangian-Pliensbachian). 2 skeletons, 1 with partial skull, 2 partial
skeletons, 3 skull fragments, adult. (p234)

May be juvenile Lufengosaurus, or may not. Lufeng sauropodomorphs are being redescribed at the moment by Barrett, Upchurch, et al..


16. unnamed basal sauropod (="Apatosaurus" minimus Mook 1917). Morrison
Formation, Wyoming, USA (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian). Sacrum, pelvis. (p262)

I don't know of any plans to rename this taxon.

17. unnamed basal sauropod (="Morosaurus" agilis Marsh 1889). Morrison
Formation, Colorado, USA (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian). Partial skull,
cervicals. (p262)

This is a junior synonym of Diplodocus longus (Tidwell et al., 2005).

18. unnamed titanosauriform (="Texas Pleurocoelus" Langston 1974). Paluxy
Formation, Glen Rose Formation, Texas, USA (Aptian). Partial postcranial
skeleton, islated fragmentary remains. (p266)

Not renamed yet, nor do I know of plans to.

19. unnamed brachiosaurid (="Brachiosaurus" atalaiensis Lapparent et
Zbyszewski 1957). Various units, Portugal (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian).
Vertebrae, ischia, pubes, forelim and hindlimb elements. (p267)

Lusotitan atalaiensis (Antunes and Mateus, 2003).

20. unnamed brachiosaurid (="Brachiosaurus" nougaredi) Lapparent 1960.
"Continental intercalaire", Wargla, Algeria (Albian). Sacrum, forelimb
elements. (p267)

Not renamed yet, and may not deserve to be.

21. unnamed lithostrotian (="Titanosaurus" colberti Jain et Bandyopadhyay
1997). Lameta Formation, Maharashtra, India (Maastrichtian). Partial
skeleton. (p 270)

Isisaurus colberti (Wilson and Upchurch, 2003).

22. unnamed ornithischian Santa Luca 1984. Upper Elliot Formation,
Mafeteng, Lesotho (Hettangian-?Sinemurian). Fragmentary skull material and
associated skeletons of several individuals. (p326)

Stormbergia dangershoeki (Butler, 2005).

23. unnamed euornithopod (="Agilisaurus" multidens = Yandusaurus multidens
He et Cai 1983). Lower Shaximiao Formation, Sichuan, China
(Bathonian-Callovian). Nearly complete skeleton with skull. (p394)

Hexinlusaurus multidens (Barrett et al., 2005).

24. unnamed euornithopodan (="Gongbusaurus" wucaiwanensis Dong 1989).
Shishugou Formation, Xinjiang Ugyur Ziziqu, China (Bathonian-Oxfordian).
Dentary, sacral and caudal vertebrae, partial forelimb, complete hindlimb.
(p395)

25. unnamed euornithopodan (="Proctor Lake hypsilophodont" Winkler and
Murry 1989). Twin Mountain Formation, Texas, USA (Aptian). Nuermous
articulated skulls and associated skeletons, juvenile to adult. (p396)

26. unnamed hadrosaurine (described as cf. Kritosaurus sp. by Horner 1992).
Lower Bearpaw Shale Formation, Montana, USA (Campanian). Nearly complete
skull and postcranuim. (p441)

27. unnamed hadrosaurine (="Kritosaurus" australis Bonaparte et al 1984).
Los Alamitos Formation, Rio Negro, Argentina (Campanian-Maastrichtian).
Partial skulls with associated postcrania, approximately 5 individuals.
(p441)

I don't know of any plans to name these.

28. unnamed hadrosaurine (="Hadrosaurus minor" Colbert 1948). Navesink
Formation, New Jersey, USA. (Campanian-Maastrichtian). Partial hindlimb,
vertebrae, ribs. (p441)

Prieto-Marquez et al. (2006) found this to be indeterminate, making a new name unnecessary.
http://app.pan.pl/app-current_issue.htm


29. unnamed lambeosaurine (Currie, pers. comm.) Dinosaur Park Formation,
Alberta, Canada (Campanian). Skull. (p442)

No clue.

30. unnamed pachycephalosaurid (="Troodon" bexelli Bohlin 1953). Minhe
Formation, Nei Mongol Zizhiqu, China (Campanian-Maastrichtian). Partial
paretal. (p466)

I think the specimen is lost, making a renaming or redescription unlikely.

Mickey Mortimer