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Re: Lizard Frills and Chimeras
<<*Vorona* was found a long way away from *Rahona* (don't get too used
to the name, it's going to change)>>
<And why will the name Rahona be changed? Is there a previous instance
of the specimen?>
There's a butterfly with its name. Now, this should be interesting.
Butterflies about in a great, vasta array of forms and names, and I find
it hard to belive, but some of those names could be redundant
themselves. *Rahona* (the butterfly) could be synonymous with another
butterfly, making the name available to science. I'm not sure what the
rules are on this, though.
<<I'm not playing Alan as a villain, by the way, but he needs to see the
other side of the fence before he can paint a picture of that side.>>
<True - but the paleontologists I know fail to apply the reverse, by
understanding Feduccia before attacking his ideas. He may be wrong; be I
see a lot of emotional antagonsim toward Feduccia.>
I see this too. First, his theory is so different from the
paleontological viewpoint that there is an immediate hesitation
concerning it. But he _is_ an ornithologist. Like Martin, like Chiappe.
He has his expertise. The same form of antagonism has been shown with
Chatterjee and Bakker, and again, they have their expertise, Chatterjee
in Triassic Texans and Bakker in Morrison dinos.
It has been stated on this list that various people (those named and
several on this list) have their expertise, and should be recognized for
this. Including Dr. Alan Feduccia.
Jaime A. Headden
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