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Re: Triceratops sprawl (long)



In a message dated 96-02-07 12:05:03 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.ATTGIS.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

>In fact the rule is that family rank taxa follow their own priority
>rule, with the oldest family rank taxon based on any included genus
>being the correct name.
>
>This is why family taxa are also cited with author and date.
>
>

Indeed. And once the family-level taxon is named at any family level (tribe,
subfamily, family, or superfamily), it is deemed as named at all family
levels. So a subfamily name formed earlier than a family name takes
precedence over that family name (for example).