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Re: Chromatogenys, new lizard from Cretaceous of Hungary + Dakotaseps (new name)

Wait, since when do ichnotaxa have priority over biological remains?
This isn't in any code.

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> Two new papers:
> Chromatogenys
> László Makádi & Randall L. Nydam (2014)
> A new durophagous scincomorphan lizard genus from the Late Cretaceous
> Iharkút locality (Hungary, Bakony Mts).
> Paläontologische Zeitschrift (advance online publication)
> DOI: 10.1007/s12542-014-0253-1
> http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12542-014-0253-1
> The Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Iharkút terrestrial vertebrate
> locality in Hungary has already yielded scincomorphan taxa such as the
> polyglyphanodontines Bicuspidon and Distortodon and the chamopsiid
> Pelsochamops. Besides these, more lacertilian material is available,
> including a single right mandible, different from both the
> abovementioned genera from Iharkút and from other previously known
> taxa. This specimen is described here as Chromatogenys tiliquoides
> gen. nov. sp. nov. The open Meckelian canal, the wide subdental shelf
> with deep sulcus dentalis, and the pleurodont teeth support the
> referral of the specimen to Scincomorpha. Within that, Chromatogenys
> differs from groups known from Iharkút, such as polyglyphanodontines
> and chamopsiids, and is also distinct from other contemporary
> scincomorphs from Europe, North America, and Asia. It exhibits a
> combination of mixed characters, some of which are shared by scincids,
> cordylids, and contogeniids. Chromatogenys might be a representative
> of a new family within Scincomorpha, but its familiar relationships
> should be considered to be uncertain (familia incertae sedis) until
> more material is found. Chromatogenys had a durophagous dentition
> similar to those of extant skinks such as Tiliqua, and most probably
> had a similar diet too, composed of molluscs, eggs, insects, small
> vertebrates, and fruits.
> ==
> Another recent lizard paper:
> Dakotaseps, new name for preoccupied "Dakotasaurus"
> open access
> Randall L. Nydam (2014)
> Dakotaseps gen. nov., a replacement name for the lizard genus
> Dakotasaurus Nydam 2013, a junior homonym of the ichnotaxon
> Dakotasaurus Branson and Mehl 1932.
> Zootaxa 3900 (1): 150
> doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3900.1.11
> http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2014/f/z03900p150f.pdf

Jaime A. Headden
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