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Recent postings regarding the Asian Trrodon/Saurornthoides species prompt me
to ask the following questions.
Were these 2 species actually referred to Troodon by Nessov as first reported?
If so, why are they now being re-attributed to Saurornithoides?
Yes, I know (and agree wholeheartedly) that referring them to the Asian
Saurornithoides makes infinitely more sense than referrring them to the
North American Troodon. BUT, if they have, rightly or wrongly, been referred
to T. in an appropriately authoritative journal, then surely a
re-assignment, no matter how much more sensible it seems, must also be
published in an appropriate manner before the first referral can be ignored.
Has this been done? If not, are we not obliged to continue officially
calling them species of T?
Regardless of what the majority, myself included, may feel about the
original assignment, rejecting it in this way seems to set a precedent for
Or am I missing something here?