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Re: Trachodon?

>Could this similiar situation be compared to the Apatosaur\Brontosaur 
>names. Wasn't Brontosaurus named to the specimine with the 'homemade'
>type skull and Apatosaurus refered to the specimine w\o the skull and 
>with the correct skull,
>What I'm attempting to say is didn't Marsh named the false skull 
>Brontosaurus and the true skull is really Apatosaurus
>I hope that this makes some sort of sense?

Not exactly. As I understand it, Apotosaurus takes precedence because it was
named first. Brontosaurus is still a junior synonym.

The misplaced head is a separate issue.

Hope this helps.

James Shields