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Re: On naming taxa
This is not even a "problem" in zoological nomenclature. Greg Paul named a
number of theropod taxa from new species on up in Predatory Dinosaurs of
World. Although a few people got worked up about this initially and made a
problem out of it where there was none, his book is now considered part of
the paleo literature and some of his taxa remain in use.
I think it is a "problem". I enjoyed Predatory Dinosaurs of the World, but I
should point out that most of Gregory Paul's new species never recieved
acceptance. Aublysodon molnari and Albertosaurus megagracilis were based on
evidence that was not strong - and were never really given a good diagnosis
(like Acrocanthosaurus altispinax).
Dr Paul's new combinations (e.g. referring Shanshanosaurus huoyanshanensis
to Aublysodon and referring Yangchuanosaurus shangyanouensis to
Metriacanthosaurus) were also not well supported and have only caused
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