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Re: Odd nomenclatural sidenote for Europasaurus
On Wed, 07 Jun 2006 15:33:03 -0400 "Andrew A. Farke"
> In the Europasaurus paper's acknowledgements, the authors state that,
> "P.M.S. was responsible for the bone histology work presented as
> part of
> this study.
These jokes just write themselves, don't they?
> The morphology, systematics and taphonomy of the new
> was studied by the remaining authors, who are to be considered the
> authors of the name Europasaurus holgeri gen. et sp. nov."
Not exactly the epitome of teamwork, eh?
> Or does the notation in the acknowledgements carry no
It sounds like a personal conflict developed between the authors during
the preparation/review of the manuscript. Regardless of whether their
comments carries weight or not with ICZN, it certainly was a petty thing
"Mr. Doody, I'll ask you one more time. Are you now, or have you ever,
been a member of the Communist Party? Yes or no, Mr. Doody! You're not
so chatty when you don't have your "assistant" with you, are you?"--Sen.
Joseph McCarthy, trying to interrogate Howdy Doody, Senate subcommittee