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RE: Segnosauria vs. Therizinosauria



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Dinogeorge@aol.com
>
> In a message dated 4/6/00 12:02:33 PM EST, tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:
>
> << ICZN would favor any "Therizinosaur-" taxon over any
>  "Segnosaur-" taxon, since Therizinosauridae was named before
>  Segnosauridae >>
>
> Not just favor: >mandate<.

But this mandate *ONLY* applies to "family group" taxa; it would have no
bearing on taxa of suprafamilial "rank" of any sort.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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