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RE: Coronosaurus, new ceratopsid genus for Centrosaurus brinkmani

  Can we stop naming new taxa in appendices? If you feel strongly enough to 
take that much space in a paper, why can't you work it into the main text of 
the paper? There are even two separate sets of references as a consequence! 
Dudes, it's not that hard....


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> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:19:59 -0800
> From: bcreisler@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Coronosaurus, new ceratopsid genus for Centrosaurus brinkmani
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> In the new Xenoceratops paper, a new genus combination:
> Genus: Coronosaurus gen. nov. previously Centrosaurus
> brinkmani (Ryan and Russell 2005)
> ETYMOLOGY: Coronosaurus refers to corona (Latin), for crown,
> and saurus (Latinized Greek), meaning “lizard”, in reference to
> the multiple occurrences of extra epiparietals that cover the pos-
> terior margin of the parietal, giving it a crown-like appearance.
> TYPE SPECIES: Coronosaurus brinkmani (Ryan and Russell 2005).
> HOLOTYPE: TMP 2002.68.1.
> ====
> Michael J. Ryan, David C. Evans, & Kieran M. Shepherd (2012)
> A new ceratopsid from the Foremost Formation (middle Campanian) of Alberta.
> Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 49(11): 1251-1262,
> doi:10.1139/e2012-056
> http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/e2012-056
> http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/e2012-056
> Xenoceratops foremostensis gen. et. sp. nov., a new centrosaurine
> ceratopsid from the Foremost Formation (Campanian) of Alberta, is
> described based on frill material from at least three adult-sized
> individuals collected from a low-density bone bed. The material can be
> assigned to Centrosaurinae based on features of the preserved
> squamosal. Although the parietals are incomplete, the shape of the
> diagnostic parietal can be inferred from several overlapping serial
> elements. The parietal of the new taxon shares with all other
> centrosaurines, except Centrosaurus apertus, spike-like ornamentation
> at the posterolateral (P3) locus under traditional coding methods. At
> approximately 78 Ma, it is the oldest known Canadian ceratopsid,
> approximately 0.5 Ma older than Albertaceratops from the lower Oldman
> Formation of Canada and approximately 1.0 Ma younger than
> Diabloceratops from the Wahweap Formation of Utah. A phylogenetic
> analysis resolves the new taxon as the basalmost centrosaurine and
> places Centrosaurus brinkmani as the sister taxon to Styracosaurus
> albertensis. The type species of Centrosaurus brinkmani is moved to a
> new genus.