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Re: New Dinosauricon Taxon Pages: _Therizinosauria_
Quoting "T. Michael Keesey" <email@example.com>:
> > "Ornithodesmus" latidens has been renamed Istiodactylus (Howse, Milner and
> > Martill in Martill and Naish, 2001) in Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight.
> I am aware of that. My point was that if you want species names to be
> you have to either a) make them stick with their original generic name (so
> would remain _Ornithodesmus latidens_), or suffer impermanent species names.
> (_Ornithodesmus latidens_ yesterday, _Istiodactylus latidens_ today, who
> maybe _Ornithostoma latidens_ tomorrow? Not a serious proposal, mind you,
> an example.)
Well, yes, we'll have to set up some ground rules about when you can
officially change the first name of a species. As long as each first name is
shared exclusively by some monophyletic clade, no harm, no foul. If it ain't
broke, don't fix it.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan