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Re: Giraffatitan (was Re: [darren.naish@port.ac.uk: 52nd SVPCA meeting])



> Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 14:10:05 -0500
> From: "Tim Williams" <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>
> 
> My understanding is that, as a subgenus, _Giraffatitan_ is
> automatically eligible to be a valid name for a genus.

Is this an ICZN rule?

> Many sauropod workers have remarked (in print) that there are no
> unique derived features shared by _B. altithorax_ (from the
> Morrison) and _B.  brancai_ (a Tendaguru species).

References, please!

> Having said that, I don't know if anyone has EXPLICITLY proposed the
> name _Giraffatitan brancai_.

... apart from George Olshevsky.

Thanks.

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