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In a message dated 9/27/02 4:17:03 PM EST, mightyodinn@yahoo.com writes:

<< Incidentally, "-oidea" is not unique to superfamilies. There are orders
 (Hyracoidea), infraorders (Anthropoidea) and subclasses (Echinoidea,
 Asteroidea, Crinoidea, etc.) which use the suffix as well, and maybe other
 ranks as well. AFAIK, when Sereno defined _Spinosauroidea_ he did not specify
 that it was of a specific rank. Therefore, there would be no grounds for 
saying
 it is the same as Megalosauroidea, a superfamily name with no precise 
definition. >>


Those should all be changed to -oidia. There are mistakes and misusages all 
over the place.