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On Nov 22, 11:43, Scott wrote:
} Subject: Re: Protoavis
> Do the rules for naming genera and species allow Protoavis to be renamed (by
> Chatterlee? by someone else?) if it turns out that the genus is NOT an
> of modern birds? Or does the genus go through time eternal with a name that is
> a lie?
> Scott Horton
> Geophysicist/Computer Programmer
>-- End of excerpt from Scott
It can't be renamed just because it has an "incorrect" name (i.e., the Latin
does not match the animal). For example, Basilosaurus is an early whale!
In the end, it's just a name, not a description.
Of course, Protoavis may be thrown out anyway if it refers to a jumbled mass
of bones of different types, as some have suggested.
Bob Myers Unocal Information Systems Support
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