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Grant Harding wrote:
> Nobody answered this question the first time, so I'll try it again:
I thought somebody else would answer, or I would have. Sorry.
> Has the ceratopsian Centrosaurus been renamed Eucentrosaurus or not?
> Thanks in advance,
According to Peter Dodson's book THE HORNED DINOSAURS, p. 164, it has
not. The proper name is _Centrosaurus_. There was some confusion over
the fact that the name "Centrosaurus" was used in an 1843 paper,
referring to a modern lizard. However, an exhaustive search by Ben
Creisler revealed that the author of that paper used "Centrosaurus" as a
junior synonym for another genus. So, the name was still by-the-rules,
and no renaming was needed. _Centrosaurus_ was always a valid name for
the ceratopsid and still is.