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Re: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China (the name)



How can one improve on a well-written abstract? Simply repeat it but add a 
couple of extra words and change the dimensions:

Zhuchengosaurus abstract (2007):
"Zhuchengosaurus
 maximus Zhao, gen. et sp. nov. was a mild herbivorous dinosaur, which 
lived in Zhucheng, Shandong Province in Late Mesozoic 100 Ma ago. The 
specimen is a skeleton assembled by parts collected from several 
individuals of the same species. With a height of 9.1 m and a length of 
16.6 m, it was the tallest individual among the ornithopods. It had 
small forelimbs and tough hindlimbs and its sacra were formed by 6 
cones. It is another new finding after the discovery of the giant 
Shandungosaurus."

Huaxiaosaurus abstract (2011):
"Huaxiaosaurus
 aigahtens Zhao, gen. & sp. nov. was a mild herbivorous dinosaur 
that lived in Zhucheng of Shandong Province in Late Mesozoic 100 Ma ago.
 The specimen of Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens 11.3m in height and 18.7m in 
length is a skeleton assembled by many parts collected from several 
individuals of the same species. It was the tallest individual among the
 ornithopods. It had short forelimbs and tough hind legs, and it is 
another new finding after the discovery of the giant Shandongosaurus and
 Zhuchengosaurus."

And by the way, the schematic figure of Huaxiaosaurus 
(Fig. 2 in the 2011 paper) appears drawn from the mounted skeleton of 
Zhuchengosaurus (Fig. 2 photograph in the 2007 paper). Make up your own 
minds folks...


----- Original Message -----
From: Jay <jayp.nair@yahoo.com>
To: DML <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Cc: 
Sent: Thursday, 24 November 2011 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China (the name)

It would appear from the 'abstract' and systematic paleontology sections in the 
paper (all in Chinese after the abstract) that the name of of the new mild 
hadrosaur, Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens, is only attributable to Zhao, 2011 vide 
Zhao et al., 2011.The same occurs for the name Zhuchengosaurus maximus.



----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Creisler <bscreisler@yahoo.com>
To: "dinos
Sent: Wednesday, 23 November 2011 9:15 AM
Subject: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China

From: Ben Creisler
bscreisler@yahoo.com
 
A new genus and species of hadrosaur from China, claimed to be distinct from 
Shandongosaurus and Zhuchengosaurus.
 
Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens.    
ZHAO Xijin,  WANG Kebai &  LI Dunjing (2011) 
Geological Bulletin of China 30(11):1671-1688
http://www.gbc.ac.cn/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20111103&flag=1
 
Abstract: 
Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens Zhao, gen. & sp. nov. was a mild herbivorous dinosaur 
that lived in Zhucheng of Shandong Province in Late Mesozoic 100 Ma ago. The 
specimen of Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens 11.3m in height and 18.7m in length is a 
skeleton assembled by many parts collected from several individuals of the same 
species. It was the tallest individual among the ornithopods. It had short 
forelimbs and tough hind legs, and it is another new finding after the 
discovery of the giant Shandongosaurus and Zhuchengosaurus. 
 
Keywords: Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens  Wangshi Formation  Late Cretaceous  Shandong 
 
News article in Chinese:
http://www.lnkp.gov.cn/huashi/i2/200912/11468.html