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Media embargo issues on new dinosaurs



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some non-English-language international news services are carrying a
news story about a new dinosaur from Utah, scheduled to be described
in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Wednesday. I decided to
hold off on providing more information in case this was a case of a
broken embargo. The name has already been out in slightly different
form as a nomen nudum for some years on various websites and even has
an entry in the Spanish Wikipedia.

Embargo blunders have happened before with new dinosaurs. On the other
hand, if news services are carrying the story, the embargo may be moot
at this point.

I would prefer to wait for the official reference and link to the
paper itself. If more media publish the story later today, maybe it
would be OK to provide links to the news items.