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Ajancingenia, new name for preoccupied oviraptorid name "Ingenia"



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

New in Zootaxa:

Jesse Easter (2013)
A new name for the oviraptorid dinosaur “Ingenia” yanshini (Barsbold,
1981; preoccupied by Gerlach, 1957).
Zootaxa 3737 (2): 184–190
www.mapress.com/zootaxa/
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3737.2.6
http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2013/f/z03737p190f.pdf


The genus name of the small oviraptorid dinosaur Ingenia yanshini is
preoccupied by the tripyloidid nematode Ingenia mirabilis, thus making
the former a junior homonym of the latter. Although “Ingenia” yanshini
is sympatric with Conchoraptor gracilis, it is distinguished from
Conchoraptor by proportions of the manus. It also differs appreciably
from the ingeniines Heyuannia huangi and Nemegtomaia barsboldi in
manual and pelvic proportions. “Ingenia” yanshini is not referable to
any other taxon, and is renamed Ajancingenia yanshini gen. nov.
Several specimens originally referred to this species have
subsequently been transferred to new genera, and the taxonomic
assignment of material referred to Ajancingenia yanshini gen. nov. is
reassessed.