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Re: What is gen. indet. imperfectus?
At 03:47 AM 11/21/99 -0800, Mickey Mortimer wrote:
>I ran across the name gen. indet. imperfectus in Olshevsky's Asian dinosaur
>list and vaguely remembered it in The Dinosauria's faunal list. Apparently
>named by Young at the same time as Sanpasaurus, he considered it generically
>indeterminate but assigned it to a new species (imperfectus). This makes no
>sense to me. Is naming a new species in an indeterminate unnamed genus
>allowed by the ICZN?
I doubt this is what is meant by the cited text. I suspect it means
"imperfect material of indeterminate genus", and is not intended as a
*name* at all. In Latin adjectives often follow the noun modified (heck,
that is why the species name is second in scientific names). So, I think
you would do better to just read this as a bit of Latin text.
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