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Re: Triceratops sprawl (long)



In a message dated 96-02-06 04:37:29 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
Pharris) writes:

>Actually, if _Stenopelix_ is a chaoyoungosaurid, the name of that family 
>should really become Stenopelicidae, as that is by far the oldest generic 
>name in the family.  At least, that's how I understand the rules of the
ICZN.

This is exactly the way I have it in MM #2. Even the emendation to
Stenopelicidae, which I noted in my article on Heterodontosauria for
_Dino-Frontline_.

>Why, BTW, is it Sinraptoridae and not Yangchuanosauridae? (not that I 
>think it should be the other way around; Sinraptoridae is much easier to 
>write and somewhat more accurate)

Sinraptoridae. There is no family-level taxon based on the genus
_Yangchuanosaurus_.