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Re: species id request



The trivial nomen of Tenontosaurus tilleti was named in 1970 by John Ostrom
in honor of the Lloyd Tillet family of Lovell, Wyoming.  George Olshevsky,
well-known compiler of dinosaur names, has noted that, according to proper
zoological nomenclature, the trivial nomen should be changed to
"tilletorum", since it specifically honors the Tillet family (a plural)
rather than just Lloyd Tillet.
                                     
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile
U.S. Geological Survey
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA  22092

email:  tholtz@geochange.er.usgs.gov 
Phone:  703-648-5280
FAX:            703-648-5420