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RE: Dead Men Don't Wear New Papers

Jerry Harris wrote:

Ji, S., Gao, C., Liu, J., Meng, Q., and Ji, Q. 2007. New material of
Sinosauropteryx (Theropoda: Compsognathidae) from western Liaoning, China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 81(2):177-182.

The new specimen is catalogued as D2141. Incidentally, Ji et al. (2007) remove another specimen (GMV 2124) from the _S. prima_ hypodigm:

"It is noteworthy that a comparatively large skeleton (GMV 2124) was ever included within _Sinosauroptery prima_ (Ji and Ji, 1997). But recent observation suggests that the specimen GMV 2124 should be excluded from _Sinosauropteryx prima_ by its much fewer caudal vertebrae
(approximately 40, compared to 64 of _Sinosauropteryx prima_), and by the relatively greater length ratio of tibia to femur (about 140% , compared to 112% ?115% of _Sinosauropteryx prima_). Thus the described material of this species just contains the holotype GMV 2123 (NIGP
127586), NIGP 127587, and D 2141."

GMV 2124 was the specimen that was found with three mammal jaws in its abdominal cavity (one from _Sinobaatar_, two from _Zhangheotherium_ - according to Hurum et al. [2006]).



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