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Re: Minotaurasaurus controversy
Although the name will still be around in the literature, it is not at all
apparent that it will be considered the appropriate name for the fossil.
example, there is no evidence in the paper that the authors compared it to
*Pinacosaurus mephistocephalus*, and it certainly has some resemblances to
Sure. I was only talking about the fact that a subjective junior synonym
isn't (technically) in oblivion the way an objective junior (unconserved
etc. etc.) synonym is -- and even the latter continue to exist in the sense
that they keep competing for priority (such names can't be reused).