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Re: New Dinosauricon Taxon Pages: _Therizinosauria_



Sorry for the cross-posting...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 7:30 AM

> [...] the oldest
> names that separate it from *Tyrannosaurus rex* are *Tarbosaurus*
> and *bataar*; *efremovi* is a junior variant of *bataar* and this the rule
> applies to pterosaurs. [...] There is one reason, then, why I support use
> of *Megapnosaurus* (as validly named, if not in all ethics [?] supportable
> for aesthetic reasons) for *rhodesiensis* versus *bauri*; similarly,
> *baldwini* and *kayentakatae* are different and cannot be referred to
> any of the other species, su should be distinguished as such.

So in short you argue for a unique "nomen primum" (called praenomen by Flynn
et al.) for every species? Maybe not a bad idea. Except maybe for the flood
of new names that will sweep over the insects. Or the plants: the genus
*Ficus* has 800 species...