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Re: Archaeoraptor v Microraptor

On Tue, 2 Jan 2001 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> So technically, Archaeoraptor has priority over Microraptor right now. But in 
> view of the circumstances surrounding the creation of the two names, I think 
> Archaeoraptor should be rejected in favor of Microraptor. It would be 
> inappropriate to have Storrs Olson's name attached to a Chinese dinosaur that 
> was properly named and described by Chinese paleontologists unaware of what 
> Olson did.

I wholeheartedly agree. Archaeoraptor must be squashed! Imagine the
confusion when talking about bird origins to the lay public and using
evidence from "Archaeoraptor". I can just hear the replies now "But
that's a fake specimen!" I'd be glad to sign your petition to the ICZN.


Adam Yates