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Re: Fictional creatures in Gee & Rey's Field Guide to Dinosaurs

At 06:48 PM 19/03/03 +0000, Luis Rey wrote:
That is correct... well, the name is fictional but a cast of this
undescribed oviraptor sits happily on my shelves courtesy of Gaston

Umm.. if you coined a name (even in jest) that refers to an actual taxon haven't you (if inadvertently) named it under the Code of Zoological Nomenclature? Of course I would have no objection to a dinosaur named Ronald (nor would I take it personally...)

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