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RE: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China



The mount looks like something from the 19th century, taildragging and all.

> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:47:15 -0700
> From: qi_leong@hotmail.com
> To: keesey@gmail.com; Dinosaur.Mailing.List@listproc.usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China
> 
> 
> While I cannot read Chinese, and the paper's figures are line drawings of 
> what are certainly distorted fossils, I am making a prediction that this 
> material may end up confused and, likely, referred to *Shantungosaurus 
> giganteus.* This is further suggested by the fact that *Zhuchengosaurus 
> maximus* (Zhao et al., 2007), another titanic hadrosaur from the same 
> locality and formation, has been argued to be the same taxon, and was lumped 
> into *Shanthungosaurus giganteus* (Ji et al., 2011).
> 
> Zhao X.-j., Li D.-j., Han G., Hao H.-x., Liu F.-g., Li L.-j. & Fang X.-s. 
> 2007. [Zhuchengosaurus maximus from Shandong Province.] _Acta Geoscientia 
> Sinica_ 28(2):111–122.
> Ji Y., Wang X., Liu Y.-q. & Ji Q. 2011. Systematics, behavior and living 
> environment of Shantungosaurus giganteus (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae). _Acta 
> Geologica Sinica_ (English Edition) 85(1):58-65.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>   Jaime A. Headden
>   The Bite Stuff (site v2)
>   http://qilong.wordpress.com/
> 
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> 
> 
> "Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
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> 
> ----------------------------------------
> > Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:25:24 -0800
> > From: keesey@gmail.com
> > To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> > Subject: Re: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Ben Creisler <bscreisler@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Abstract:
> > > Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens Zhao, gen. & sp. nov. was a mild herbivorous 
> > > dinosaur
> >
> > Today's forecast for herbivorous dinosaurs: mild, with a 20% chance of 
> > frills.
> >
> > --
> > T. Michael Keesey
> > http://tmkeesey.net/
>