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Re: Greg Paul's new (or newly named) iguanodonts
I was going to offer the paper off line :-) copyright
issues.. I didn't even knew that my files could be
found! fortunately I discovered in time, thanks!
There were drafts of papers in preparation uploaded
I did a quick search using Google Books and found a
certain Dollodon genus of Girard, so its possibly pre
occupied by a mammal?, I notified Paul yesterday.
Mark Van Tomme
--- "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <email@example.com> wrote:
> A paper I've been waiting for since SVP 2006 is
> finally in the "Forthcoming
> Articles" list on Cretaceous Research. Someone has
> also made the preprint
> available at:
> Paul, G.S. A revised taxonomy of the iguanodont
> dinosaur genera and species,
> Cretaceous Research
> (2007), doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2007.04.009
> Note that this preprint states: "This is a PDF file
> of an unedited
> manuscript that has been accepted for publication.
> As a service to our
> customers we are providing this early version of the
> manuscript. The
> manuscript wil undergo copyediting, typesetting, and
> review of the resulting
> proof before it is published in its final form.
> Please note that during the
> production process errors may be discovered which
> affect the content, and al legal disclaimers that
> apply to the journal
> So in principle even the names could change before
> final publication.
> Here are Greg Paul's new formerly-Iguanodon taxa:
> Dakotadon lakotaensis n. gen
> Dollodon bampingi n. gen. et sp.
> Criteria for designating dinosaur genera are
> inconsistent; some very similar
> species are highly split at the generic level, other
> anatomically disparate
> species are
> united at the same rank. Since the mid-1800s the
> classic genus Iguanodon has
> become a
> taxonomic grab-bag containing species spanning most
> of the Early Cretaceous
> of the
> northern hemisphere. Recently the genus was
> radically redesignated when the
> type was
> shifted from nondiagnostic English Valanginian teeth
> to a complete skull and
> skeleton of
> the heavily built, semi-quadrupedal I.
> bernissartensis from much younger
> sediments, even though the latter is very different
> in form from the gracile
> remains described by Mantell. Currently, iguanodont
> remains from Europe are
> assigned to either robust I. bernissartensis or
> gracile I. atherfieldensis,
> regardless of
> location or stage. A stratigraphic analysis is
> combined with a character
> census that shows
> the European iguanodonts are markedly more
> morphologically divergent than
> dinosaur genera, and some appear phylogenetically
> more derived than others.
> Two new
> genera and a new species have been or are named for
> the gracile iguanodonts
> of the
> Wealden Supergroup; strongly bipedal Mantellisaurus
> atherfieldensis Paul,
> (holotype BMNH R5764) which possesses a
> camptosaur-like ilial shape, and the
> snouted, long bodied, small hipped, semi-bipedal
> Dollodon bampingi gen. nov.
> sp. nov.
> (holotype IRSNB 1551) which has a shallow ilium.
> Insufficiently diagnostic
> I. hoggii is
> removed from the earlier Camptosaurus. Poorly
> described I. dawsoni, I.
> fittoni and I.
> hollingtoniensis are removed from the much later and
> more derived Iguanodon
> considered Ornithopoda incertae sedis pending
> redescription. The synonymy of
> I. fittoni
> and I. hollingtoniensis has not been confirmed. A
> set of remains of similar
> age to I. fittoni
> and I. hollingtoniensis appear to combine a
> specialized, elongate dentary
> with massive
> arms: it either belongs to one of the contemporary
> taxa, or is a new,
> unnamed taxon.
> There has recently been a tendency to consider
> iguanodonts spatially remote
> from I.
> bernissartensis to be members of or very similar to
> the type species, but
> reanalysis finds
> that I. orientalis is not a junior synonym of I.
> bernissartensis and is a
> nomen dubium, and
> that basal I. lakotaensis is not a member of
> Iguanodon and accordingly is
> assigned the
> new genus Dakotadon gen. nov. (holotype SDSM 8656).
> Dakotadon is probably
> basal to
> Iguanodon and not an iguanodontoid. The higher
> taxonomy of iguanodontoids is
> confused due to phylogenetic problems, and
> inconsistent definitions of the
> Iguanodontidae (which as currently defined appears
> to be limited to
> Iguanodon) and
> Hadrosauroidea. Mantellisaurus and especially
> Dollodon, for instance, are
> probably more
> derived than Iguanodon: they may be hadrosauroids
> depending on which
> definition of the term is preferred.
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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