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--- Tommy Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't wanna start anything (the last thing in the world I'd want is to
> agrivate anybody :-D), but what's the deel with Dinotyrannus?
> Is it the senior synonym of Albertosaurus megagracilis?
> IS it a junior subjective synonym of A. megagracilis?
_megagracilis_ Paul 1988 (orignally placed in _Albertosaurus_) is the type
species of _Dinotyrannus_
> Is it valid?
> Is it INvalid?
It's technically a valid name, BUT....
> Or has it become include it with T-rex?
...it's widely considered a junior subjective synonym of _Tyrannosaurus_ (and
_megagracilis_ a junior subjectice synonym of _rex_). IOW, the holotype of
_Dinotyrannus megagracilis_ (=_Albertosaurus megagracilis_) is widely
considered a subadult _T. rex_
> Or is it's validity (as so often is the case) strictly a matter of opinion?
> Any help would be greatfully apperciated.
> Oh and one more thing:
> Dinotyrannus [Olshevsky vide Olshevsky, Ford & Yamamoto, 1995]
> D. megagracilis [Paul, 1988 vide Olshevsky, 1995]
> Is that right? I just wanna make sure I got who named what and when right.
_Dinotyrannus_ Olshevsky vide Olshevsky, Ford & Yamamoto, 1995
_D. megagracilis_ (Paul 1988) Olshevsky vide Olshevsky, Ford & Yamamoto,
= _Albertosaurus megagracilis_ Paul 1988
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