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Re: SVP Preview

In a message dated 9/26/02 11:49:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Mickey_Mortimer111@msn.com writes:

<< Untrue.  He states (in his 2002 SVP abstract) that Metriacanthosaurus is
 "more closely related to Allosauroidea" than to Spinosauroidea (containing
 megalosaurids).  Note he uses Allosauroidea in place of Carnosauria.

Also note that if Spinosauroidea is to contain Megalosaurus, then its name 
must be Megalosauroidea, not Spinosauroidea. Megalosauridae at the family 
level has considerable priority over Spinosauridae. See, e.g., my letter to 
Science back in 1995 or 1996 (forget just which year it appeared), when it 
was Spinosauroidea having priority over Torvosauroidea.