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Re: Details on "Capitalsaurus"

Mickey_Mortimer writes:

Although the name has only been published in a faunal list as of date, "Capitalsaurus" is indeed based on the holotype of Creosaurus potens (Lipka, pers. comm. with Kranz 2000). Does this make "Capitalsaurus" a valid replacement name instead of a nomen nudum, or does the synonymy have to be published to make it valid?

I believe the "synonymy" has to be published. Someone has to publish a description of "Capitalsaurus" with reasons (i.e. a diagnosis) on why it is a valid and distinct genus. Otherwise it is a nomen nudum.

Mickey, great description, but why are you certain the tailbone comes from a theropod?

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