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



--- Ronald Orenstein <ornstn@rogers.com> wrote:
> 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
> >design.
> 
> 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...)

Don't you have to describe the material, name the type specimen(s), etc.?


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