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Re: Yixian dinosaurs press conference

Thom Quinn wrote:

>The long press release by National Geographic says: 
>"Convinced they had a new species, the scientists named it          
>Caudipteryx ??tail feather?? for the tall plumes that the creature     
>likely fanned for display."

Is this the first published name, and does that mean if it is new it has to 
be called _S._tail_feathers_ for all time?