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Re: [dinosaur] New hesperornithid finds in European Russia (free pdf)



Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:

> N.V. Zelenkov,  A.V. Panteleyev & A.A. Yarkov (2017)
> New Finds of Hesperornithids in the European Russia, with Comments on the
> Systematics of Eurasian Hesperornithidae.
> Paleontological Journal 2017 (5): 89-97 (Russian edition)
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__elibrary.ru_item.asp-3Fid-3D29963109&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=vxKrezluxcVxt-3Yj-HnZcNQ8uOMAuVdoon5eZcDhAo&s=CsLfhzi4P79FVLjRCmu4l6b3NVYKbBcbcAAOM4i2H8M&e=


According to the English abstract, the authors suggest that
_Asiahesperornis_ might be a junior synonym of _Parahesperornis_.  In
the body of the paper the authors additionally appear to suggest that
(1) _Hesperornis crassipes_ and _H. chowi_ might also be referable to
_Parahesperornis_, and (2) _H. chowi_ is possibly a junior synonym of
_H. crassipes_.  (This is according to a rough and ready online
translator, anyway.)  This would result in the new combinations
_Parahesperornis bazhanovi_ and _P. _crassipes_, although neither are
(or AFAIK have been elsewhere) formally proposed.