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Re: Horner and Goodwin on Triceratops

On 10/15/06, Jamie Stearns <stearns5@cox.net> wrote:

FYI ...

A family based on the dinosaur _Ceratops_ should be called "Ceratopidae".

A family based on the ostracod _Ceratopsis_ should be "Ceratopsiidae"
or "-opseidae"

A family based on the orchid _Ceratopsis_ should be "Ceratopsiaceae"
or "-opseaceae".

... or that's the conclusions I've reached after scouring the ICZN code and a lexicon of ancient Greek.

Short version; the critters currently discussed should probably be
called ceratopids. :)

Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?