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Re: Maniraptoriformes



On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> The idea here is to >rename< Coelurosauria with the older name Coeluria.

Why, if a) the current usage of Coelurosauria is widely understood, and b)
Coelurosauria was phylogenetically defined earlier (Coeluria has never
been phylogenetically defined), and c) Coeluria originally only included
_Coelurus_, even though another (non-avian) coelurosaur (_Compsognathus_)
was well-known at the time.

It's not as though suprafamilial taxa are prioritized by seniority of
naming, anyway.

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