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Re: SUCHOMIMUS = BARYONYX (why bother?)



Quoting "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>:

> I wrote:
> 
> <<I'll buy this if you can tell me the difference between a genus and a 
> species, and how features can be "generic" or "specific," rather than the 
> other?>>
> and George Olshevsky (Dinogeorge@aol.com) wrote:
> 
> <Well, the same argument works the other way, too. Why should Baryonyx and
>  Suchomimus be in the same genus when they're so obviously different?>
> 
>   I understand the point, but it is what I was asking, actually. Why one
> way if you can use similar data to go the other way? 

They were described as separate genera.  As long as the nomenclature is 
compatible with the phylogeny, it makes fewer waves and causes less confusion 
to leave them as they are.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan