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Re: So what's a Brachiosaur?



>  
> Am I correct in assuming that the statement "Daspletosaurus is a
> tyrannosaur" is identical to the statement "Daspletosaurus is a
> tyrannosaurid?" Is there a time when the "-id" suffix is more
> appropriate than the same designation without it?
> 
> ----- Amado Narvaez
>       anarvaez@umd5.umd.edu

Yes, when discussing formal systematics use the "-id" suffix.
Use the no suffix form when discussing group affiliation in a non formal
setting.
---John Schneiderman (dino@cwis.unomaha.edu)