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Re: Formal definition of the Dinosauria



In a message dated 96-10-02 18:29:43 EDT, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
writes:

> When I suggested how much nicer things would have been if they had used
> _Iguanodon_ instead of _Triceratops_ and _Megalosaurus_ instead of modern
> birds, they thought it was a great idea.  Unfortunately, under the
> principles of phylogenetic taxonomy, the first definition of a taxon under
> those rules has priority.  Oh, well.

As soon as a suitable international body, such as the ICZN, accepts and
ratifies these nomenclatural principles of phylogenetic taxonomy, I'll follow
them. Until then, it's a total free-for-all.