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Samuel Barnett wrote:
> << OK then. _Dryptosaurus_ and _Cryptosaurus_ (unnecessarily re-named
> _Cryptodraco_). >>
Was this renamed on the premise that it was too similar to Dryptosaurus or
was there another reason?
Nothin' to do with _Dryptosaurus_. Seeley named it _Cryptosaurus_.
Lydekker thought the name _Cryptosaurus_ had already been used, so he
renamed it _Cryptodraco_.
Apparently the name _Cryptosaurus_ hadn't been used at all. From memory,
the genus Lydekker was thinking of as the senior "homonym" was not
_Cryptosaurus_ but _Cystosaurus_. Lydekker was misled or he misread. I'm
not sure which.
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