Not Another One…


Seriously, you get into a blogging funk and get all busy at home life and someone comes along to publish a new oviraptorid from Southern China … as if there weren’t enough of those already to deal with. And as if I didn’t have enough things to do already. It’s called Jiangxisaurus ganzhouensis, is from the same locality as Banji long and purported for Ganzhousaurus nankangensis (though it’s collection by private hands raises doubts on the specifics a little — for more details, read here), and is almost as well preserved as Banji long and nearly as complete. But, much larger. And while that raises the specter of ontogeny, as did Banji long when it first appeared, it is not possible from the paper alone and the one photograph of the skeleton/skull provided (preserved in ventral view and dorsoventrally flattened) to assess this problem. Sigh. Eventually I’ll get around to this if someone else doesn’t first. Till then…

HGM 41 HIII 0421, holotype of Jiangxisaurus ganzhouensis (Wei et al., 2013). Caption for figure from the original. Note: "HGM 41 HIII 0421" is an attempt at rendering the "normal" specimen number of HGM41HIII0421, which borders on illegibility.

HGM 41 HIII 0421, holotype of Jiangxisaurus ganzhouensis (Wei et al., 2013). Caption for figure from the original. Note: “HGM 41 HIII 0421″ is an attempt at rendering the “normal” specimen number of HGM41HIII0421, which borders on illegibility.

Wei X.-f., Pu H.-y., Xu L., Liu D., & Lü J.-c. 2013. A new oviraptorid dinosaur (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Jiangxi Province, Southern China. Acta Geologica Sinica 87 (4): 899-904. [English Edition]

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4 Responses to Not Another One…

  1. Ano says:

    I bet that the next one from this locality will be named Nankangsaurus jiangxiensis…

  2. Pingback: An Oviraptorosaur Alphabet | The Bite Stuff

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