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Re: More ornithomimid specimens found in France and other news stories



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

My bad. Casually using "ornithomimid" was a bit like using
"tyrannosaur" for both tyrannosauroids and tyrannosaurids or
"oviraptorid" for oviraptorosaur.  In fact, the French text uses the
more appropriate term "ornithomimosaure" as do earlier mentions in
French.

An early scientific description of the finds in English also uses the
term "ornithomimosaur":


http://agso.brgm.fr/HTML/angeac.pdf


The ornithomimosaur has been nicknamed Mimo and caricatured with
ostrich-like plumage:

http://petitcarnetpaleo.blogspot.com/2013/06/blog-post_27.html


On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Brad McFeeters
<archosauromorph2@hotmail.com> wrote:
> This should read ornithomimosaurs, not necessarily (and given their age, 
> probably not) ornithomimids.
>
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:26:00 -0700
>> From: bcreisler@gmail.com
>> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>> Subject: More ornithomimid specimens found in France and other news stories
>>
>> From: Ben Creisler
>> bcreisler@gmail.com
>>
>> A number of recent dino and paleo-related news stories:
>>
>> New dinosaur fossils from Early Cretaceous Charente site in France: 5
>> more ornithomimid specimens (for 26 total so far) and sauropod teeth
>> and vertebrae (in French)
>>
>>
>> http://www.sudouest.fr/2013/08/21/des-dinos-et-des-pinceaux-1146355-811.php