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RE: Troodon v. Pectinodon
--- Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> However, if it is demonstrated that the _Troodon_ tooth
> morphology is shared by more than one species, then _Troodon_ would be a
> nomen dubium - as happened with _Deinodon_ and _Trachodon_ (both also from
> the JRF). If this were to happen, _Pectinodon_, which is also based on
> teeth, would also be a nomen dubium; whereas _Stenonychosaurus_ would
> probably launch a comeback.
> But this hasn't happened yet. So _Troodon_ is safe, for the time being.
> Thus, _Pectinodon_ is a junior synonym of _Troodon_.
Not a full comeback yet, only a 'semi comeback' so far - Troodon inequalis
(type species of
Stenonychosaurus) is the name now used by Currie, in his most recent paper.
Ref. Currie,P. J. 2005. Theropods including birds. In: Currie & Koppelhus,
Park, Indiana Univeristy Press, Bloomington. Pp 367-397.
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