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Re: Tarbosaurus

On Apr 8, 2005 4:57 AM, Jenya Lipatov <jenyalipatov@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

_Tarbosaurus efremovi_ Maleev 1955 is the type species of
_Tarbosaurus_. However, many consider it a junior synonym of
_Tyrannosaurus bataar_ Maleev 1955 (published earlier that year). In
that case, the type species would be referred to as _Tarbosaurus
bataar_ (Maleev 1955) Rozhdestvensky 1965. (Rozhdestvensky 1965 being
the first place that combination of generic name and trivial epithet
was proposed.)

--Mike Keesey