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Re: Rhinorex, new hadrosaurid from Upper Cretaceous of central Utah (free pdf)

I would say that it is an annoyances, but largely a non-issue. I think trying 
to restrict names to things that haven't been mentioned on the internet would 
be a largely pointless endeavour. People are going to adopt all manner of weird 
names on the internet, and the rules for taxonomic naming are restrictive 
enough as it is without imposing a Google search on every potential future 

I think the best workaround to finding information on specimens online is to 
use the full species names. To aid in this researchers and other interested 
parties can make a point of discussing the new taxon in terms of its full 
binomial. Frankly this should be done anyway regardless of how lax paleo is 
with its generic names.

Regardless, adding more specific keywords to a search seems like the easiest 
way to solve the "preoccupied by the internet" problem. I would think typing 
in: Taxon X + group name (e.g., Rhinorex + dinosaur/hadrosaur) would probably 
be enough in most instances.




"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types 
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer

----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:27 PM
Subject: Rhinorex, new hadrosaurid from Upper Cretaceous of central Utah (free 

Ben Creisler

A new online paper:

Terry A. Gates & Rodney Scheetz (2014)
A new saurolophine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the
Campanian of Utah, North America.
Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (advance online publication)

A new hadrosaurid is described from the Upper Cretaceous Neslen
Formation of central Utah. Rhinorex condrupus gen. et sp. nov. is
diagnosed on the basis of two unique traits, a hook-shaped projection
of the nasal anteroventral process and dorsal projection of the
posteroventral process of the p
iated from other hadrosaurid species based on the morphology
of the nasal (large nasal boss on the posterodorsal corner of the
circumnarial fossa, small protuberences on the anterior process,
absence of nasal arch), jugal (vertical postorbital process),
postorbital (high degree of flexion present on posterior process), and
squamosal (inclined anterolateral processes). This new taxon was
discovered in estuarine sediments dated at approximately 75 Ma and
just 250 km north of the prolific dinosaur-bearing strata of the
Kaiparowits Formation, possibly overlapping in time with Gryposaurus
monumentensis. Phylogenetic parsimony and Bayesian analyses associate
this new taxon with the Gryposaurus clade, even though the type
specimen does not possess the diagnostic nasal hump of the latter
genus. Comparisons with phylogenetic analyses from other studies show
that a current consensus exists between the general structure of the
hadrosaurid evolutionary tree, but on closer examination there is
little agreement among species relationships.