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Re: Paratypothorac[...]ini was Re: Chromogisaurus novasi, new guaibasaurid (basal sauropodomorph)

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 8:19 AM,  <William_Parker@nps.gov> wrote:
> I have now been told by several individuals now that the name is improperly
> formed. ÂUnfortunately I was given bad information on how to form the name
> in the original publication. ÂAs the name is solely a clade name the ICZN
> has no bearing on the name as it has been used. ÂWould changing the name
> now simply just make the change a junior synonym of the older name? I
> personally don't care which version becomes the one that is used
> (Paratypothoracisini vs. Paratypothoracini), but would hope to be the one
> to make the change to preserve authorship.
> Maybe when Phylocode comes out, it will be a good time to address the
> issue.

Indeed, since the PhyloCode has not been activated, these names do not
fall under any code. (Even if it were activated, the names would have
to be registered in the PhyloCode's database, RegNum, in order to fall
under the PhyloCode's jurisdiction.) The PhyloCode is not retroactive,
so the spelling could be rectified once the PhyloCode is activated.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California