This doesn't seem to have been reported on the DML yet, but the Malkani and Sun paper mentions several sauropods that were new as of 2014 and 2015. As usual for Malkani taxa, they are based on unprepared elements which cannot be properly evaluated from their tiny photos. I'm actually credited with some information on Vitakridrinda and Vitakrisaurus from when we had email correspondence a few years ago, so that's nice.
Gspsaurus pakistani is the skull previously referred to Marisaurus, since the latter's type lacks cranial material. Good rationale, and once it's prepared will no doubt be more diagnostic than Marisaurus itself. Also a Malkani staple is naming new families for Pakistani animals, so here we get the Gspsauridae. The genus and family are credited to Malkani, 2014, but that is a conference abstract so is not valid according to the ICZN. The first valid publication may be Malkani's 2015 "Dinosaurs, mesoeucrocodiles, pterosaurs, new fauna and flora from Pakistan" which seems to follow all the rules. The latter also names the redundant Gspsaurinae.
Also supposedly named in 2014 but only in abstracts and actually named in that 2015 paper is Saraikimasoom vitakri. This is for the skull previously referred to Balochisaurus, which again lacks referrable cranial material. Also supposedly a gspsaurid, this gets its own subfamily Saraikimasoominae in the 2015 paper.
Incorrectly credited to Malkani's 2015 abstract "Titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs from Pakistan" is the supposed saltasaurid Nicksaurus razashahi. It also seems to be properly named in the later 2015 paper. Nice to see something referred to a non-exclusively Pakistani family.
The same publication history holds for the supposed balochisaurid Maojandino alami. This is based on material previously referred to Marisaurus by Malkani (2008).
Interestingly, Malkani has taken Wilson's suggestion I reported on a few years back that Vitakridrinda's referred snout is crocodylian, and made it the holotype of his new induszalimine induszalimid
croc Induszalim bala. Then there's supposed mesoeucrocodylian Khuzdarcroco zahri based on a rib cross section. I don't give that one much of a future. Finally for archosaurs, the Oligocene eucrocodyle Asifcroco retrai and the saraikisaurine saraikisaurid
pterosaur Saraikisaurus minhui based on a dentary.
One good thing about Malkani is that he makes all of his publications available online, so it's easy to find them all. The 2015 paper is his best so far.
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Subject: Re: [dinosaur] Middle Jurassic vertebrate assemblage from Siberia + dinosaurs of Pakistan + Arctic dinosaurs
The Pakkstan dinosaur paper is now available from Research Gate:
M. Sadiq Malkani;SUN Ge (2016)
Fossil biotas from Pakistan with focus on dinosaur distributions and discussion on paleobiogeographic evolution of Indo-Pak Peninsula.
Global Geology 19(4): 230-240
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Ben Creisler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: