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Re: New Genus for Archaeopteryx
In a message dated 9/28/01 12:18:27 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< The Solnhofen (Sixth) specimen of _Archaeopteryx_ is assigned to
_Wellnhoferia grandis_ gen. et sp. n. on the basis of qualitative,
size-independent autapomorphies. >>
I hope somebody checked this generic name for preoccupation!
I think this makes >every< specimen ever assigned to Archaeopteryx the type
specimen of some species or other (e.g., Pterodactylus crassipes)--although
perhaps the latest specimen to be discovered has not yet been.