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Re: New name for Syntarsus

From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
> > 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 and has been replaced by the name Megapnosaurus Ivie, Slipinski and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.