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In 2009, approximately 44 new non-avian dinosaur genera* were named from fossils around the world** These are as follows:

01. Adeopapposaurus (Sauropodomorpha; Massospondylidae)
02. Aerosteon (Theropoda; Neovenatoridae)
03. Albalophosaurus (Cerapoda incertae sedis)
04. Anchiornis (Theropoda; Troodontidae)
05. Angulomastacator (Hadrosauridae; Lambeosaurinae)
06. Arenysaurus (Hadrosauridae; Lambeosaurinae)
07. Australovenator (Theropoda; Neovenatoridae)
08. Baotianmansaurus (Sauropodomorpha; Macronaria)
09. Barrosasaurus (Sauropodomorpha; Titanosauria)
10. Beishanlong (Theropoda; Ornithomimosauria)
11. Ceratonykus (Theropoda; Alvarezsauridae)
12. "Coahuilaceratops" (Cerapoda; Ceratopisa)
13. Diamantinasaurus (Sauropodomorpha; Titanosauria)
14. Elrhazosaurus (Iguanodontia; Dryosauridae: new designation for Valdosaurus nigeriensis).
15. Helioceratops (Cerapoda; Ceratopsia)
16. Hesperonychus (Theropoda; Dromaeosauridae)
17. Kemkemia (Theropoda incertae sedis)
18. Kinnareemimus (Theropoda; Ornithomimosauria)
19. Kol (Theropoda; Alvarezsauridae)
20. Leshansaurus (Theropoda; Sinraptoridae)
21. Levnesovia (Iguanodontia; Hadrosauroidea)
22. Limusaurus (Theropoda; Ceratosauria)
23. Malarguesaurus (Sauropodomorpha; Titanosauria)
24. Minotaurasaurus (Ankylosauria; Ankylosauridae)
25. Miragaia (Thyreophora; Stegosauridae)
26. Owenodon (Ornithopoda; Iquandodontia: new designation for Iguanodon hoggi)
27. Panphagia (Saurischia; Sauropodomorpha)
28. Qiaowanlong (Sauropodomorpha; Brachiosauridae)
29. Raptorex (Theropoda; Tyrannosauroidea)
30. Ruyangosaurus (Sauropodomorpha; ?Titanosauria)
31. Shaochilong (Theropoda; Carcharodontosauridae)
32. Shidaisaurus (Theropoda; Tetanurae)
33. Sinotyrannus (Theropoda; Tyrannosauroidea)
34. Spinophorosaurus (Sauropodomorpha; Sauropoda)
35. Skorpiovenator (Theropoda; Carnotaurinae)
36. Tatankacephalus (Ankylosauria; Ankylosauridae)
37. Tawa (basal Theropoda)
38. Tethyshadros (Ornithopoda; Hadrosauroidea)
39. Tianyulong (Ornithischia; Heterodontosauridae)
40. Tianyuraptor (Theropoda; Dromaeosauridae)
41. Wintonotitan (Sauropoda; Titanosauria)
42. Xinghesaurus***
43. Xiongguanlong (Theropoda; Tyrannosauroidea)
44. Zanabazar (Theropoda; Troodontidae)

Even if 10-20% of these taxa should ultimately be judged to be invalid (for whatever reason), that's still a very good year for dinosaurs.

Oh, and behind the cut, Nobu Tamura's "2009 in Paleontology":







*I've not included new species named to preexisting genera, or this list would be a bit longer.
**Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List"
*** Invalid taxon

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beerdiablo
Jan. 13th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
#20 Please
With butter and garlic. ;>