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Re: Giraffatit[a]n brancai Vs Brachiosaurus brancai Vs Brachiosaurus altithorax



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Kinman" <kinman@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 5:03 AM


>       With these differences, plus the fact that they are from different
> continents, I favor recognizing them as two distinct genera.  But deciding
> between generic and subgeneric status is often a matter of taste (and
either
> choice can be justified).

Why not just say "it's _always_ a matter of taste"? :-) Anyway,
http://dinosauricon.com/genera/giraffatitan.html says *Brachiosaurus* and
*Giraffatitan* have no synapomorphies, so uniting them and nothing else in a
genus might not be a good idea.

> If one wants to follow a safer, more conservative path,

Why should a more conservative path be safer???