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Re: "DIG A DINO" in Brussels, Belgium

I wrote:

<<For more info on "Olorotitan", which is a nomen nondescribarum>>

and David Marjanovic (david.marjanovic@gmx.at) wrote, feigning ignorance
at Latin:

<Nomen what?>

  I was just trying to make up a name that has been published but not
described, and is taken as a profered name. It's a nomen nudum, of course,
but you can describe that as well, as still be a nomen nudum. "Rinchenia"
is a nomen nudum for a described species, but the new hadrosaur is neither
described nor properly named, so I give it double black marks; "Rinchenia"
only gets one black mark.

  Maybe "nomen non descriptio" would be better....


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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