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1 December 2016 Corrigendum to: The First Giant Raptor (theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Hell Creek Formation
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The giant dromaeosaurid taxon Dakotaraptor steini was described by DePalma and others (2015) based upon a partial skeleton and additional referred specimens. While the holotype consists of a single individual belonging to the taxon D. steini, Arbour and others (2016) mentioned that one element, the referred furcula, was an entoplastron from a trionychid turtle. We hereby revise the hypodigm of Dakotaraptor steini to exclude the referred “furcula” of PBMNH P.10.113.T, and the referred specimens NCSM 13170 and KUVP 152429. In its corrected form, the hypodigm is now comprised only of the confirmed dromaeosaurid elements referable to D. steini.

Institutional abbreviations: KUVP, University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute, Lawrence, Kansas, USA; NCSM, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; PBMNH, The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, West Palm Beach, Florida.



Arbour, V. M., L. E. Zanno, D. W. Larson, D. C. Evans, & H.-D. Sues. 2016. The furculae of the dromaeosaurid dinosaur Dakotaraptor steini are trionychid turtle entoplastra. Peer) 4:e1691 Google Scholar


DePalma, R. A., D. A. Burnham, L. D. Martin, P. L. Larson, & R. T. Bakker. 2015. The first giant raptor (Theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Hell Creek Formation. Paleontological Contributions 14:1–16. Google Scholar
© 2016, The University of Kansas, Paleontological Institute.
Robert A. DePalma, David A. Burnham, Larry D. Martin, Peter L. Larson, and Robert T. Bakker "Corrigendum to: The First Giant Raptor (theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Hell Creek Formation," Paleontological Contributions 2016(16), (1 December 2016).
Published: 1 December 2016

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