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Re: Therizinosauria Cladogram
Mike Keesey (email@example.com) wrote:
In Re: to the reply:
Therizinosauria was coined in 1997 by Maryanska (as I recall, no one
could find an earlier occurence of this name ... it is listed as "implied"
by Maleev on the Dinosauricon, a function of taxonomy no longer favorable
when cladistics is applied). It was never cladistically defined by her.
Meanwhile, a clade name with the same content was proposed back in 1980,
Segnosauria. By content and origin, it is the "proper" name.
Appropriateness of the use of a single taxon in all segnosaur suprageneric
taxa as specifier is a bad reason to favor one name over another when
clear precedence is available.
Jaime A. Headden
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