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Re: Horner and Goodwin on Triceratops



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

Yes, it should be, but it isn't. The ICZN now forbids the correction of "incorrect latinizations" and the like as "unjustified emendation", so we are stuck with what some call a "barbarism".


Or at least it seems to be that way. The wording is not 100 % clear to me. Or, to be honest, I haven't looked it up in the last few months. http://www.iczn.org