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Re: Elmisauridae and holotypes



Actually, I didn't write any of this...

>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?

Caitlin R. Kiernan