Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gwawinapterus update

For those who are keeping track of such things, I'd like to point out that a corrigendum to the Gwawinapterus paper is available online, noting a change in specimen number for the holotype. The specimen is now housed at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, under the accession number RBCM.EH2011.003.0001. You may have encountered some news reports discussing controversy over the naming and credit for discovery of the specimen. Gwawinapterus stands as a valid name, but our corrigendum clarifies that the specimen was originally discovered by Sharon Hubbard, a resident of Parksville, BC; Graham Beard brought the specimen to our attention.

Arbour VM, Currie PJ. 2011. Corrigendum: An istiodactylid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 48:778.

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