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>From: Dinogeorge@aol.com

>In a message dated 98-01-26 08:28:33 EST, darren.naish@port.ac.uk 
><< George wrote..
> > Stephan Pickering has made "Sue" the type specimen of the new 
> > species_Tyrannosaurus stanwinstonorum_ in a self-published 
> > paleozine.
> Please tell me this is a joke. >>
>He is quite serious. This is one of about a dozen new dinosaur taxa 
that he
>has already "created" or will "create" in the next couple of years. He 
>asserts that he "created" the name _Maleevosaurus_ for _Gorgosaurus
>novojilovi_ several years before Carpenter's 1992 paper. Unfortunately 
for his
>case, this was not done in any published work by him. As evidence, he 
has sent
>me a portion of a manuscript that he claims he copyright-registered 
with the
>government in something like 1984; but since this document includes 
>to and citations of publications as late as 1992, this claim is without 
>The ICZN accepts only published works, not manuscripts, copyrighted or
>otherwise, as nomenclatural acts.
>It will be more difficult to dispose of any taxa that he actually self-
>publishes; indeed, some could well be valid.

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