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Re: Albertaceratops (simpson's bi-annual b*tch about dino naming)



There is a fusulinid foraminifer with the specific
name kickapooensis, a name which gives me
reservations.

Glen Ledingham

 
--- Denver Fowler <df9465@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

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> <<Naming fossils after places also bears the danger
> that the names may not
> fit for long. Think of *Seymouria sanjuanensis*,
> named after the place in
> (...oops... Texas? New Mexico?) where it was first
> discovered -- later it
> was found in Germany, too...>>
> 
> Ah... consider Protalphadon wahweapensis. Where is
> that from? the Wahweap Fm, UT? Well, yes it's from
> UT, but it's from the rather younger Kaiparowits Fm,
> UT, and is named for Wahweap Creek, presumably also
> where the Wahweap Fm gets its name. These things
> might not be so confusing if there were large
> geogrpahic or temporal differences between the
> Kaiparowits and Wahweap, but there isn't. I'd have
> chosen something less susceptible to
> misinterpretation.
> 
> D.
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