From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Michael Ivie wrote:
> > This is a note to let you know of a recent paper that may fly below your
> > radar because it was published in an entomological journal. The name
> > Syntarsus Raath is preoccupied by a one hundred year older beetle name,
> > and has been replaced by the name Megapnosaurus Ivie, Slipinski and
> > Wegrzynowicz 2001.
> Grummble grrrr grumble grumble...
> Ah, well. So be it. Too bad you did not choose a name derived from
> Syntarsus; for example, Syntarsosaurus or Syntarsoides. (Or Mister: sorry,
> an old dinosaur list in-joke).
That's obviously the problem of specialised scientists who don't ever know what's going on in other domains...
What a messing among coelophysoids: the Podokesaurus affair, and now Megapnosaurus!!!
Well... We'll have to work with that...
Friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.