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Re: Elmisauridae and holotypes



In a message dated 97-11-22 20:52:45 EST, Gothgrrl@AOL.COM writes:

<< If a skull is found, and no
 other material, and there exists a named species without a skull, how is
 the double name problem avoided? >>

It often isn't. For example, we have two sauropods from the Nemegt:
_Nemegtosaurus_ and _Opisthocoelicaudia_. The former is based on a skull, the
latter on a headless and neckless skeleton. Who's to say that they're not the
same genus?