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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_



In a message dated 12/31/00 9:16:48 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
cfkammer@midway.uchicago.edu writes:

> The problem was in cases like the Synodontidae in which the 
>  family was first erected for a genus like Synodus (the lizardfish), but 
> there 
>  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 
preoccupied.

--Nick Pharris