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Re: New Ceratopian

Matt Martyniuk wrote:

<Would this make the genus _Microceratops_ a nomen dubium, or are more
species known? I know of _M. sulcidens_, is this still considered the
same as _M. gobiensis_?>

  If the type for *M. gobiensis* is indeterminate, then *Microceratops*
would be also; *M. sulcidens* is based on teeth, and as a rule, I'd not
trust a tooth-based taxon. Same for *Gongbusaurus shiyii,* *Troodon
formosus,* etc. Now while these may be diagnostic, comparable to
further material is poor reason to make a nomen validum.

Jaime "James" A. Headden

  Dinosaurs are horrible, terrible creatures! Even the
  fluffy ones, the snuggle-up-at-night-with ones. You think
  they're fun and sweet, but watch out for that stray tail
  spike! Down, gaston, down, boy! No, not on top of Momma!

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