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RE: Galveosaurus vs Galvesaurus
If anyone has a pdf of this article, I would like to have a copy...
This is probably the first article that refers to the "Archive",
although I discourage people using "Archive" as a source...
"Errare humanum est", and "Archive" especially so... :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Tim Williams
> Sent: 16. toukokuuta 2006 22:07
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> Subject: Galveosaurus vs Galvesaurus
> Under the heading of "And I thought I'd seen everything,"
> comes this...
> Sánchez-Hernández, B. (2006) The new sauropod from Spain:
> _Galveosaurus_ or _Galvesaurus_? Zootaxa 1201: 63-68.
> Abstract: "On August 11th, 2005 I published a paper in which
> I described a new genus and species of sauropod dinosaur from
> the Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous of Galve, Spain:
> _Galveosaurus herreroi_. Unfortunately, four months later, a
> second paper based on the same dinosaur remains was published
> by different authors. In this second paper, the authors gave
> the specimens a similar binomial name to the name I gave
> (with a difference of one letter, an ?o?): _Galvesaurus
> herreroi_. In that paper, available on-line in pdf format
> from January 2006, the authors not only ignored my work, but
> they included a publication date: 1st July, 2005.
> Nevertheless, the article is included in the issue 15th of
> July-December, as could be read in every page of that work.
> The issue was published on 18th December 2005, but according
> to the ICZN code (articles 21 and 23), the date of
> publication of the Barco et al. (2005) paper should be
> considered as December 31st, 2005 and based on the Principle
> of Priority, the name _Galveosaurus herreroi_
> Sánchez-Hernández, 2005 has priority and _Galvesaurus
> herreroi_ Barco, Canudo, Cuenca-Bescós and Ruíz-Omeñaca, 2005
> should be considered as a junior synonym of the former and
> therefore, an invalid name."
> To summarize, in 2005 Barbara Sánchez-Hernández described a
> sauropod from Galve, Spain, under the name _Galveosaurus
> herreroi_ in the journal Zootaxa.
> That same year, Barco &c described a sauropod, also from
> Galve, that they named _Galvesaurus herreroi_ in an issue of
> the magazine Naturaleza Aragonesa. The two names are based
> on the same holotype material, which was deposited at the
> same museum (Museo Paleontológico de Galve). Apparently the
> two sets of researchers didn't cross paths before hand with
> regards to the description of the Galve sauropod. In this
> 2006 paper in Zootaxa, Sánchez-Hernández claims that her
> publication has date priority, because even though her paper
> was published in August, and the other paper claims to be
> published in July, the issue publication date of the latter
> is given as July-December, and the publication did not come
> out until December, 2005.
> In support of her case, a number of websites are tendered
> that mention the name _Galveosaurus_ soon after official publication.
> As you can see, two of these are DML pages. (Another claim
> to fame for the
> BTW, I would say that irrespective of which genus (_Galveosaurus_ or
> _Galvesaurus_) has date priority, both names are valid in the
> nomenclatural sense. So when Sánchez-Hernández says:
> "_Galveosaurus_ Sánchez-Hernández
> 2005 has priority and _Galvesaurus herreroi_ Barco, Canudo,
> Cuenca-Bescós and Ruíz-Omeñaca, 2005 should be considered as
> a junior synonym of the former and therefore, an invalid
> name."... the name _Galvesaurus_ is still valid under ICZN
> rules; it is just relegated to a junior objective synonym of
> _Galveosaurus_. A genus or species has to be valid in order
> for it to be a junior synonym.
> Barco, J.L., Canudo, J.L., Cuenca-Bescós, G. & Ruíz-Omeñaca,
> J.I. (2005) Un nuevo dinosaurio saurópodo, _Galvesaurus
> herreroi_ gen. nov., sp. nov., del tránsito
> Jurásico-Cretácico en Galve (Teruel, NE de España).
> Naturaleza Aragonesa 15: 4-17.
> Sánchez-Hernández, B. (2005) _Galveosaurus herreroi_, a new
> sauropod dinosaur from Villar del Arzobispo Formation
> (Tithonian-Berriasian) of Spain. Zootaxa 1034: 1?20.
> The paper also cites Justin and I as references!
> Tweet, J. (2005) What´s New (17/08/2005), Thescelosaurus!
> Available from:
> http://personal2.stthomas. edu/jstweet/new.htm (23/01/2006).
> Williams, T. (2005) Galveosaurus herreroi, new sauropod from
> the Late Jurassic of Spain.
> Archives of the dinosaur mailing list, Fri, 19 Aug 2005, The
> Claveland [sic] Museum of Natural History Museum. Available
> from: http://dml.cmnh.org/2005Aug/msg00301.html
> Williams, T. (2005) Dino Genera & Species List 2005 (was Re:
> New versiton of Dinosaur Encyclopaedia). Archives of the
> dinosaur mailing list, Fri, 16 Dec 2005, The Claveland Museum
> of Natural History Museum. Available from:
> http://dml.cmnh.org/2005Dec/msg00274.html (23/ 01/2006).