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Re: Giganotosaurus paleoneurology + titanosaurs + Machimosaurus in France + more



Annoying to see that many people already stick on the name
Machimosaurus buffetauti Young et al., 2015... which is the junior
synonym of Steneosaurus burgensis Chanel, 1905 according to Young et
al. (2014) themselves. And this is especially annoying when the
curator of the museum housing the holotype of the latter persists in
calling it as the former.

Jérémy Martin, Peggy Vincent and myself concluded as such, in 2015 :

"As a consequence, the first available and valid name assigned to the
Bourg-en-Bresse specimen is Steneosaurus burgensis Chanel, 1905 with
Steneosaurus chanuti Chanel,1905 as an objective senior synonym. Both
names take therefore priority over Machimosaurus buffetauti Younget
al., 2015, in the case SMNS 91415 and the Bourg-en-Bresse skull are
conspecific as concluded by Young et al. (2014a). Conversely, the
names “Steneosaurus bur-digalensis”, “S. burgobressiensis”, and “S.
montmerli” and the citations of the names “Steneosaurus burgensis” and
“S. chanuti” predating the publication of Chanel (1905) are all nomina
nuda." (Martin et al., 2015: p. 307).

Considering Young et al. (2014)'s taxonomy, the Bourg-en-Bresse
specimen belongs to their new species "M. buffetauti" Young et al.,
2015, which MUST therefore be called *Machimosaurus burgensis*
(Chanel, 1905) instead. The ICZN is crystal clear : THERE IS NO
ALTERNATIVE.

2016-01-24 20:44 GMT+01:00 Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> Some recent items:
>
>
> Giganotosaurus paleoneurology (in Spanish)
>
> http://www.anbariloche.com.ar/noticias/2016/01/24/51592-paleoneurologia-de-uno-de-los-dinosaurios-carnivoros-mas-grandes-del-planeta
>
> ==
>
> Titanosaurs (in Spanish)
>
> http://hipertextual.com/2016/01/titanosaurios
>
>
> ====
>
> Dinosaur tracks at Algarve in Portugal (in Portuguese)
>
> http://barlavento.pt/destaque/sabe-onde-estao-as-pegadas-de-dinossauros-no-algarve
>
>
> ===
>
> Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
>
> http://www.clarionledger.com/story/life/2016/01/21/baby-dinosaurs-dino-eggs-exhibit-opening-saturday/79066668/
>
>
> =====
>
> New director of  St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site in Utah
>
> http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/27056879/article-Dinosaur-footprints-lead-new-director-to-St--George-Dinosaur-Museum?instance=more_local_news2
>
> ===
>
>
> Interview with Miguel Prenz, author of nonfiction book "Giants: War of
> the Dinosaurs" about  the conflicts between amateur paleontologists
> and political leaders in Patagonia after the discovery of fossils of
> giant dinosaurs and efforts to make dinosaurs a tourist draw (in
> Spanish)
>
> http://www.infobae.com/2016/01/21/1784525-la-insolita-guerra-los-fosiles-que-revoluciono-la-patagonia
>
>
>
> ===
>
> Machimosaurus buffetauti fossil found in1868 and once forgotten in the
> Musée de Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse in France to go on display before
> being moved to the museum in Lyon; with video (in French)
>
> http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/rhone-alpes/ain/ain-un-crocodile-dormait-dans-le-sous-sol-du-musee-de-brou-911847.html
>
> For more info:
>
> http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/1/2/140222
>
>
> ===
>
> More on recent dinosaur find in Kutch Basin in India
>
> http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/indogerman-team-finds-dinosaur-bones-in-kutch/article8148366.ece
>
> http://phys.org/news/2016-01-geologist-dinosaur-fossils-western-india.html
>
>
> ==
>
>
> More on new Oxford plesiosaur
>
> http://morethanadodo.com/2016/01/22/plesiosaur-puzzle/
>
> ==
>
> Paleoartist Chuang Zhao and fairy tale writer Yang Yang collaborated
> on a new illustrated dinosaur book that came out in 2015: They:  The
> Dinosaur Age (in Chinese)
>
> Chinese dinosaur book packed with artwork (lots of reproductions shown
> online at links)
>
> http://baobao.sohu.com/20160123/n435636481.shtml
>
>
> http://education.news.cn/2015-10/29/c_1116973463.htm
>
> ===
>
>
> City of the Dinosaurs at Museo Príncipe Felipe in Valencia, Spain (in Spanish)
>
>
> http://www.levante-emv.com/valencia/2016/01/22/ciudad-dinosaurios/1368983.html



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