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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_
In a message dated 12/31/00 9:16:48 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> The problem was in cases like the Synodontidae in which the
> family was first erected for a genus like Synodus (the lizardfish), but
> exists a different genus Synodon (a catfish)which is also the name-bearing
> genus of a family, which in this case was forced to be the etymologically-
> incorrect Synodidae
Um, I've got an idea...
How about requiring that the later-named family be re-named on the basis of
another genus in the family???
This would be more or less equivalent to what happens when a genus name is