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Re: Discovery could Endanger T.Rex Name



On Tue, 13 Jun 2000 14:42:28 +0100 (BST), you wrote:


>heres some gumph from the ICZN (someone will correct me if wrong !);
>
>i guess that there is a clause that says that if a name has been in
>common usage (and there is time limit for this, I forget) but that
>subsequently turns out to be preoccupied (like T rex in this case), then
>the younger (more used) one can be made a nomen protectum ?.
>
>the older name gets designated a nomen oblitum ?

BRONTOSAURUS!


>---- a similar thing could have to happen with the fossil duck
>Presbyornis.
>
>Cheers, Gareth

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