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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> I tried searching the archives on this one, but to no avail.
> If one were to accept the existence of a family of sauropods containing
> _Omeisaurus_ and _Mamenchisaurus_, but not _Euhelopus_, what would that
> family be called? Specifically, which was named first, Omeisauridae or
> Note that I am asking when the *families* were named, not the genera.
I have never seen anyone use the name "Omeisauridae", but Mamenchisauridae
was used in the original _Mamenchisaurus_ paper. As such, I suspect the
latter has priority.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
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> Nick P.