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RE: *Dashanpusaurus dongi*

Eike wrote:

Can you mail-order it? Is it peer-reviewed? If so,
well, "The Dinosaur Museum Journal" is apparently a
valid publication according to §8 ICZN:

Yes, you can order it, as has already been noted, via http://www.hceis.com/book.asp?id=4708 -- I've already ordered it, though it hasn't come in yet. As for peer-review: this is _NOT_ a qualification for a "publication" under ICZN rules. It's certainly something we take for granted, and I know a few people who think that peer review _should_ be a prerequisite for recognition under ICZN rules (it's an arguable point, especially these days), but it presently is not. Anyone can self-publish anything and as long as they meet ICZN requirements (including those covering reposition of the publication in a number of public libraries), it's still valid.

Jerry D. Harris
Director of Paleontology
Dixie State College
Science Building
225 South 700 East
St. George, UT  84770   USA
Phone: (435) 652-7758
Fax: (435) 656-4022
E-mail: jharris@dixie.edu
and     dinogami@gmail.com

"Trying to estimate the divergence times
of fungal, algal or prokaryotic groups on
the basis of a partial reptilian fossil and
protein sequences from mice and humans
is like trying to decipher Demotic Egyptian with
the help of an odometer and the Oxford
English Dictionary."
              -- D. Graur & W. Martin (_Trends
                  in Genetics_ 20[2], 2004)