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Re: A nomenclatural problem
> In reviewing my dinosaur list, I have found a tricky nomenclatural
> problem. According to most of my references, the type species of
> Tornieria is T. robusta. However, Olshevsky's list cites an article
> which reportedly determined the type species to be T. africana.
> This is important, as "T." robusta is a diplodocid, while "T."
> africana is apparently a titanosaurid. I need to know which one
> really is Tornieria!
Gigantosaurus robustus E.Fraas, 1908
renamed Tornieria robusta (E.Fraas, 1908) by: Sternfeld, 1911
renamed Janenschia robusta (E.Fraas, 1908) by: Wild, 1991
(type species for Janenschia)
Gigantosaurus africanus E.Fraas, 1908
referred to Barosaurus africanus (E.Fraas, 1908) by: Janensch, 1961
renamed Tornieria africana (E.Fraas, 1908) by: Sternfeld, 1911
(type species for Tornieria)
---John Schneiderman (email@example.com)