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Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: 52nd SVPCA meeting], Giraffatitan
From: Mike Taylor <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: 52nd SVPCA meeting]
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 23:41:16 +0100
I wonder if anyone can tell me where "Giraffatitan" has been published
as a genus? Paul 1988, which creates the name, proposes it as a
subgenus of _Brachiosaurus_, but not as a genus. It seems that people
have started to run with the idea of it as a separate genus, but I'd
like to see the reference for this.
Paul (1988, p. 8) wrote "Therefore, only a separation at the subgeneric
level is proposed below, with the option of raising the separation to the
generic level left open for future developments." So the possibility of
*Giraffatitan* as a genus has kind of always been there.
The earliest reference to actually do this is Olshevsky 1991, IIRC.
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