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Re: ?Lambeosaurus laticaudus
Thanks. At first glance (text search 'laticaudus') there's nothing on L.
laticaudus in the paper naming Angulomastacator.
Hmm. Does anyone know what happened to the bones? The Morris 1981 naming paper
says they are likely to go to a museum in Mexico in the future; did this happen?
As for the LACM-26757-may-not-be-?L-laticaudus issue ... am I missing
something? Morris 1981 doesn't mention LACM 26757 anywhere (it's not in the
list of referred specimens), but the mass estimate it cites from Morris 1972 is
explicitly for LACM 26757.
I don't really doubt it's the same taxon; it just seems ... messy, and a
possibly necessary piece of bookkeeping. (How *does* taxonomic/species
assignment bookkeeping that's not complex/original enough to warrant a paper
get published? Is there some accepted mechanism?)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lindsay Zanno" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:37:52 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: ?Lambeosaurus laticaudus
no problem, you may also want to check Wagner's "Angulomastacator"
paper in regards to the problem, although I cannot remember off-hand
if he discusses it.
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:35 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hmm, they say they're considering it a nomen dubium (and might even be
> Hypacrosaurus), but otherwise don't really present any new information. It
> seems to be more than anyone else has written about it in the last 29 years,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lindsay Zanno" <email@example.com>
> To: "dinosaur" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:01:17 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: Re: ?Lambeosaurus laticaudus
> Gates et al. 2008 talks about it:
> Gates, T. A., Sampson, S. D., Delgado de Jesus, C. R., Zanno, L. E.,
> Eberth, D., Hernandez-Rivera, R., Martinez, M. A., and Kirkland, J. I.
> 2008. Velafrons coahuilaensis, a new lambeosaurine hadrosaur
> (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the late Campanian Cerro del Pueblo
> Formation, Coahuila, Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27:
> As do several of Albert Prieto-Marquez's hadrosaur papers.
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM, <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Has anything been published on this species since the 1981 Morris paper
>> naming it "A new species of hadrosaurian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous
>> of Baja California: ?Lambeosaurus laticaudus"? Google Scholar finds nothing
>> of much help; some taxa-lists and other brief references saying little more
>> than 'it's fragmentary'.
>> Also: the paper naming it cites a mass estimate of 23 tonnes to Morris 1972
>> "A giant hadrosaurian dinosaur from Baja California". But in the latter
>> paper that mass estimate is for LACM 26757, which is not referred to
>> Lambeosaurus laticaudus in the 1981 naming paper. Am I missing something?
> Lindsay E. Zanno, PhD
> Department of Geology
> The Field Museum
> 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
> Chicago, IL 60605-2496
> Ph. (312) 665-7665
Lindsay E. Zanno, PhD
Department of Geology
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Ph. (312) 665-7665