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Re: First New Dino of 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Tim Williams <tijawi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Interestingly, _Prenocephale_ and _Homalocephale_ were named and described in 
> the same paper (Maryanska and Osmolska, 1974). Â_Prenocephale_ was named + 
> described three pages before _Homalocephale_, so if the two genera are 
> formally synonymized, then _Prenocephale_ presumably has priority.

Although, if I'm not mistaken, the family-group names would still be
based on _Homalocephale_ (e.g., Homalocephalidae), except where they
are considered synonymous with a name based on an older genus name
(e.g., Pachycephalosauridae).

T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California