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RE: Concavenator corcovatus, a new humped carcharodontosaurid from Las Hoyas
Mike Taylor wrote-
> > -However, regarding the idealism related to the lenght of the paper, I
> > think nobody is hurt if you both publish shortly in Nature and then to
> > a greater lenght elsewhere, and you gain two papers to calm whichever
> > institution funds you.
> That is fine, so long as it actually gets done. In practice, however,
> it doesn't always; and even when it does, it tends to be a looong time
> after the initial report -- see for example Curry Rogers's (2009)
> postcranial osteology of Rapetosaurus in JVP ... nine years after the
> initial publication of that animal as five pages in Nature -- and that
> is one of the faster turnarounds.
> (Mickey Mortimer once did an analysis of delay between initial and
> proper publication of theropods described in the tabloids, though I
> forget whether its online. The statistics were damning. IIRC, the
> median delay was more than a decade.)
It's here- http://dml.cmnh.org/2009Aug/msg00192.html
Since that time, Falcarius has been completely redescribed by Zanno as her
thesis was published.