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








Ronald Orenstein <ornstn@rogers.com> wrote:

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?

The name requires a formal description in order to be valid. Otherwise, we would have to recognize such horrible monikers as Clevelanotyrannus, Ichabodcraniosaurus and Elvisaurus.







Tim



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