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Re: Coelophysis and orphan lizard
> In a message dated 96-06-09 18:47:03 EDT, email@example.com (Steve Jackson) writes:
> >As far as renaming goes: how about the Greek for "orphan lizard"?
> Yes, well, that would be _Orphanosaurus_(!), from the Greek _orphanos_,
Well, that sounds just about perfect - obvious yet with a subtle
nuance in the Greek.
Of course we also really need a new *species* name, just in case the
Petrified Forest animal should turn out to be a distinct species in
the same genus as Coelophysis.
Oh, does the redesignation of the type of Coelophysis hange the efective
authorship or date of authorship of the name? [I am still trying to
figure out how to treat this mess in a synonymy list!!!]
The peace of God be with you.