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RE: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod

To make matters worse "KOREANOSAURUS" was also the title of a major WWD-esque 
soap-opera a year or two ago about the life and times of Tarbosaurus that has 
absolutely nothing to do with "K".koreanensis or K.boseongensis.


(available on Youtube: god those tsintaosaurs nearly drove me to projectile 

I predict the future result of confusion, chinese-whispers and hack journalism: 
 "Koreanosaurus boseongensis was a giant burrowing tyrannosaur described by 
Haang Mook Kim in 1983!"


From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of Michael 
Mortimer [mickey_mortimer111@msn.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:50 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: RE: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod

And another nomen nudum's name gets officially used for a different taxon.  
Ironically, the theropod "Koreanosaurus" was thought to be a hypsilophodont at 
one time by Kim (1983).

Mickey Mortimer

> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:32:52 +0000
> From: bh480@scn.org
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> In case this advance online paper has not been mentioned
> yet:
> Min Huh, Dae-Gil Lee, Jung-Kyun Kim, Jong-Deock Lim, and
> Pascal Godefroit (2010).
> A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous
> of South Korea.
> Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie -
> Abhandlungen (advance online publication)
> Abstract:
> The Seonso Conglomerate (?Santonian – Campanian, Late
> Cretacous) of Boseong site 5 (southern coast of Korean
> Peninsula) has yielded well-preserved postcranial
> material belonging to a new taxon of ornithischian
> dinosaur, Koreanosaurus boseongensis nov. gen., nov. sp.
> This dinosaur is characterized by elongated neck
> vertebrae, very long and massive scapulocoracoid and
> humerus, proportionally short hindlimbs with a low
> hindlimb ratio for tibia/femur, and anteroposteriorly-
> elongated femoral head forming an obtuse 135° angle with
> the femoral shaft. Koreanosaurus displays a series of
> neornithischian synapomorphies. Amongst Neornithischia,
> most features of the postcranial skeleton suggest
> affinities with basal ornithopods and, amongst them,
> particularly with a small clade formed by three genera
> from the Cretaceous of Montana: Zephyrosaurus schaffi,
> Orodromeus makelai, and Oryctodromeus cubicularis.
> According to the morphological, phylogenetic,
> sedimentological, and taphonomic data at hand, it is
> tentatively postulated that Koreanosaurus was a burrowing
> dinosaur, like Oryctodromeus.
> http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/njbgeol/pre-
> prints/0102

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