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Re: Paul on Citipati



There is a limited preview available at Google Books.

Here's the direct link:
http://books.google.com/books?id=wdKBfB2k9asC&lpg=PP1&dq=gregory%20s.%20paul&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Stay cool,

David Orr
http://chasmosaurs.blogspot.com

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:50 AM, David Krentz <ddkrentz@charter.net> wrote:
>
>  Is the Paul book out?  How come every seems to have it but me?  Perhaps 
> there is a digital version?
>
> D
>
>
> On Aug 3, 2010, at 4:02 AM, Jaime Headden wrote:
>
> >
> >   Greg Paul has recently published a beautiful new Field Guild-style book 
> > through Princeton's press, titled (amazingly) _The Princeton Field Guide to 
> > Dinosaurs_. It's large, cheap, has been mentioned before on this list, and 
> > boasts lots and lots of beautiful art.
> >
> >   Unfortunately, I nor a few others cannot sing it full of praises. Paul 
> > has lumped a number of taxa in the book, and the list is here at Mickey's 
> > blog: 
> > http://theropoddatabase.blogspot.com/2010/08/gsps-new-taxon-combinations-from-his.html
> >
> >   It seems anachronistic after a publication in which Paul split off 
> > several iguanodont-grade ornithopods [1], especially since the 
> > justifications for some of these are based on apparent "regional" or 
> > size-based variation, when in fact he ignores various systematic works to 
> > achieve the synonymy (e.g., *Lourinhanosaurus antunesi* as *Allosaurus 
> > antunesi*). In a more personal case, virtually all oviraptorids were lumped 
> > together (with the exception of [at the time unpublished] *Banji long* and 
> > *Oviraptor philoceratops*) ... into *Citipati*. I describe my take in more 
> > detail here: 
> > http://qilong.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/what-is-citipati-gracilis/
> >
> > [1] Paul, G. S. 2008. A revised taxonomy of the iguanodont dinosaur genera 
> > and species. _Cretaceous Research_ 29(2):192-216.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >  Jaime A. Headden
> >  The Bite Stuff (site v2)
> >  http://qilong.wordpress.com/
> >
> > "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
> >
> >
> > "Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
> > different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
> > has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
> > his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 
> > Backs)
> >
> >
>