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Re: First New Dino of 2010

Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:

> Surprisingly, this is not necessarily true.  Turns out (as I
> discovered when preparing the Cetiosaurus petition) that there is no
> such thing as page priority under the ICZN.  It used to exist in
> earlier versions of the code, but not any more.  First reviser gets to
> decide which name wins in cases like this.  (Page priority does live
> on as a non-mandatory convention that first revisers often
> follow; I wonder how often that's because the reviser thinks that
> it's a rule!)

You're right; and further, page priority was not even a rule, only a 
recommendation (Recommendation 24A in the previous [3rd] edition of the Code