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Re: Brontosauria? Vote for Apatosauria!

--- "T. Michael Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/24/05, Jay <sappororaptor@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Marsh did propose Brontosauridae but not Brontosauria if i'm correct.
> Did he? Was it named before or after any ICZN "family-level" taxa
> typified by _Apatosaurus_ (e.g. Apatosaurinae)?
> ?Mike Keesey

Yes you are right, My mistake. Marsh DIDN't propose Brontosauridae. He used 
Atlantosauridae in
1877, Diplodocidae first in 1884, Titanosauridae in 1875 [non Lydekker 1885]. 
Also, Brontosaurus
was named in 1879.  

Doesn't this mean that Atlantosauridae has priority? - even over Diplodocidae?
Atlantosauria sounds cooler than Brontosauria, if coolness is important?

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