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Re: Triceratops questions
Check out the following articles:
Ostrom and Wellnhofer, 1990. Triceratops; an example of
flawed systematics. Dinosaur Systematics.
Cathy Forster. 1996. Species resolution in Triceratops;
cladistic and morphometric approaches. JVP. 1996.
Personally, i love the name "horridus". If you ever saw a
live Triceratops (unlikely), i think you would agree that
the name is apropos, even for a plant eater.
--- Jean-Michel BENOIT <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello honoured DMLers
> I remember that, when I was young, _Triceratops
> calicornis_ was, AFAIR, the most famous species of _T._.
> I know that since that time _T. horridus_ has been
> assigned to that peculiar species. I find calicornis
> sounds better than horridus (for a child's mind). My
> questions are: since when horridus has taken over
> calicornis, and for how long this last one has been used
> (before horridus became the officical species name, by
> precedence I presume)? What material was used to name
> horridus and what was used for calicornis? What are the
> differences in the original type species descriptions?
> Thanks in advance
> Happy thanksgiving for US DMLers
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