Neotype Designation for the Early Jurassic Sauropodomorph Massospondylus carinatus

Adam Yates has a new post over at his blog Dracovenator, regarding the status of the type specimen of Massospondylus carinatus, and mentions this new paper that provides a neotype designation for this taxon. Unfortunately the Palaeontologia Africana website is woefully out of date and therefore I cannot provide an abstract or a link to this article.

Yates, A. M. and Barrett, P. M. 2011 (for 2010). Massospondylus carinatus Owen 1854 (Dinosauria, Sauropodomorpha): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype. Palaeontologia Africana 45: 7-10.


  1. Holy poop -- that website is SEVEN YEARS out of date.

    I am lost for words. I can only advise the editorial board that visitors are going to assume your journal is dead. It's 2011, you simply cannot neglect your web presence and expect to be taken seriously.

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