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RE: Tarbosaurus



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Jenya Lipatov
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 7:58 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Tarbosaurus
> 
> 
> If T. bataar and T. efremovi were found to be the same species, which
> name would have priority and be preserved? Both are were described in
> 1955, and different sources quote either of those species as being the
> type species for Tarbosaurus.

T. bataar was named *earlier* in 1955, and so has priority.