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Re: Saurophaganax maximus



In a message dated 95-09-11 20:14:36 EDT, swf@ElSegundoCA.ATTGIS.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

>Ooh boy, using the same specific name here is a possible source of
>trouble,  What happens if somebody decides to place the two in
>the same genus sometime? [Today's dubium can sometimes become
>diagnostic with further study].

Dan thought about this and decided that if they were indeed in the same
genus, they would certainly also be in the same species, which would retain
the epithet _maximus_. Since _Saurophagus_ is preoccupied, the name
_Saurophaganax_ would have priority as first replacement name. He left it to
someone else to choose a replacement name for the _nomen dubium_
_Saurophagus_, still required under the Code.

G.O.