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RE: Tethyshadros name issues
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Tim Williams
> Lee Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > You're really going to bark up this
> > tree? The name is in print. It's
> > done. You're beating a dead horse.
> I guess by "dead horse" you're NOT referring to the
> _Hyracotherium_ vs _Eohippus_ naming issue. ;-)
Actually, related to that: work by Freholich and various others has shown
that _Eohippus_ is back.
Froehlich, D.J. 2002. "Quo vadis eohippus? The systematics and taxonomy of
the early Eocene equids (Perissodactyla)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean
Society 134 (2): 141-256.
Long story short, _Hyracotherium_ in the mid-late 20th Century sense is
paraphyletic with regards to other Equidae (and even other perissodactyl
groups), and the type species of _Eohippus_ is thus "freed" from its
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