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Re: Archosauromorph Questions
At 03:33 PM 2/5/99 -0500, Larry Febo wrote:
>I have two questions...first, upon looking for info about "Protorosaurus"
>(the prolacertiform) I am encountering much non-applicable stuff about
>"Protorosaurus" (the dinosaur). Is this sort of stuff legal in taxonomy (I
>mean two beasts with the same name),
Not permanently. That is why the dinosaur is now called _Chasmosaurus_.
> ...or did somebody just spell something
Well, the namer of Protorsaurus (the dinosaur) did not know about the
prolacertiform, so you could call it a mistake. That is why later the same
year he replaced the name with the current one.
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