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From: Tom Holtz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >According to my taxonomic notes at home, the generic name
> >Saurophagus is a junior homonym of another Saurophagus
> >described by Swainson in 1831. (Saurophagus maximus was described
> >in 1914).
> Not so. If the Swainson name was not used in the 50 years preceding 1914,
> then it became "available" for the allosaurid. Let us hope this is so, so
> the dinosaur can get a name!
Was the dinosaurian name Saurophagus used during the short
period when the 50 year rule was automatic? If not, or if it
was not used in a way to trigger the automatic rule, then this
will have to be appealed to the Commission for a ruling (as
the current Code no longer allows application of the forgotten
name rule withouth a ruling from the Commission).
This seems to be the best approach, though. Get
Saurophagus, Swainson declared a nomen oblitum (forgotten
name) and resolve Epanterias in favor of the camarasaurid
portion of the type.
The peace of God be with you.