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Iguanodon type

This paper may be of interest to this list:

ICZN (2000). Iguanodon Mantell, 1825 (Reptilia, Ornithischia): Iguanodon bernissartensis Boulenger in Beneden, 1881 designated as the type species, and a lectotype designated. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. March 31, 2000; 57 (1): 61-62.

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature is given as the author. The jury is in, and, as the title says, _I. bernissartensis_ is the new type species for _Iguanodon_, replacing the old one which was based only on teeth. This means that the type species for _Iguanodon_ is no longer a British dinosaur, but a Belgian species.



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