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Re: SUCHOMIMUS = BARYONYX
In a message dated 10/31/02 2:07:41 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< To me, two dinosaurs belong in different genera if the average dinosaur
paleontologist can tell them apart at a glance (assuming they're at the same
ontological stage and are of the same sex), without resorting to making
detailed measurements or detailed examinations of skeletal anatomy.
Contrapositively, if they cannot be told apart at a glance, they very likely
belong to the same genus; and detailed anatomical examinations and
measurements (e.g., multivariate analysis) may turn up consistent
in the hypodigm of the genus that indicate the existence of distinct species
within the genus. >>
No offense, but this reminds me of the "Thomas Jefferson on horseback" test.