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Re: DINO NOTES
> <<Dyslocosaurus - "misplaced lizard", from "dys"="un-" + locus="place".
> In other words, it was *named* for its lack of context!!>>
> How can this name be valid? Doesn't an animal need a better description of
> where it's from than 'Wyoming'?
No. The rules do not require locality data. All that is required
is: a type specimen/species, a name, a differential diagnosis,
and a clear indication of intent to establish a new name. These
things must be published in an "accessible", "permanent" place.
The paper that described it meets these requirements handily.
Dyslocosaurus is a valid name, no question of that.
[As it is, half the paper was dedicated to discussing its probable
provenance - without reaching a firm conclusion].
The peace of God be with you.