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Re: Pan-clades, good or bad?
Mickey Mortimer (Mickey_Mortimer111@msn.com) wrote:
<Synonymous with what? The only older sauropod genus from Early
Cretaceous Europe is Pelorosaurus (assuming oxoniensis is made the neotype
of Cetiosaurus by the ICZN), and it's not comparable AND from the Hastings
Beds, not the Upper Weald Clay. I see no reason to assume Oplosaurus is a
synonym of Pelorosaurus.>
This is a quandary, eh? "Panoplosaurus," the sauropod stem, versus the
taxon *Panoplosaurus,* it's pan-stem is "Panpanoplosaurus," and ... I
notice a _weensy_ small problem here. Also noted: Pancrustacea exists, but
it's the crustacean/insect "pan-stem," NOT the crustacean one. Gah, this
only enforces my dislike of pan-stems.
Jaime A. Headden
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