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Re: Brontosauria? Vote for Apatosauria!

Doesn't this mean that Atlantosauridae has priority? - even over Diplodocidae?

We should be using Podokesauridae and Podokesauroidea instead of Coelophysidae and Coelophysoidea too. Megalosauroidea instead of Spinosauroidea. Metriacanthosauridae instead of Sinraptoridae. But eh, who are we to follow ICZN rules? ;)

Before 1961 it was OK to let family-group names disappear if their eponymous genera were sunk in synonymy.

Was Megalosauroidea ever formally named as an ICZN taxon, complete with "superfam. nov."?

If *Metriacanthosaurus* really turns out to be a sinraptorid, however... Metriacanthosauridae might qualify as a nomen nudum (I don't have PDW here, nor do I know if that particular work introduced the name), but if not, it certainly has priority.

Fortunately the PhyloCode will erase this question. We'll just need a few clicks to find out which of the names applicable to a clade has the lowest registration number. This will also prevent a lot of synonyms from ever being published in the first place.