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Re: Horns and Beaks: New taxa and descriptions
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From: "Denver Fowler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 1:29 PM
As someone who routinely works with this material, I am not planning on
using the name Mantellisaurus. The differences between the species have
existed for some time (indeed, over 130Million years), and were recognised
by Norman in his many papers on the animals, and he never saw fit to split
them. In real terms, one name or the other merely serves to create more
monospecific genera, which in my opinion is not a desirable thing.
Maybe keeping both in *Iguanodon* would make *I.* paraphyletic? In that case
separate genus names -- actually clade names -- make sense.