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rom: Scott <HORTON@bcrssu.agr.ca>
> Do the rules for naming genera and species allow Protoavis to be renamed
> Chatterlee? by someone else?) if it turns out that the genus is NOT an
> of modern birds?
Nope, appropriateness is not a criterion - only priority matters.
The animal is stuck with the name.
> Or does the genus go through time eternal with a name that is
> a lie?
This is actually fairly common. For instance the flower genus
Erythronium (= "blood-red ----") contains only one species with
red flowers, all the others have pale violet flowers - approaching
The peace of God be with you.