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Re: Giraffatitan (was Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: 52nd SVPCA meeting])
> Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 14:10:05 -0500
> From: "Tim Williams" <email@example.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).
> Having said that, I don't know if anyone has EXPLICITLY proposed the
> name _Giraffatitan brancai_.
... apart from George Olshevsky.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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