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Re: New publication: Notes on Early Mesozoic Theropods by Robert Gay

My previous post was chewed up by the [SNIP] demon... here is the complete 

"However, returning to Kayentavenator, if somebody attaches a different name to 
the same type specimen, and Rob Gay asserts his name to be valid, then it will 
be an issue for the ICZN to decide.  Until then, it will be up to 
paleontologists to decide for themselves whether or not to acknowledge 
Kayentavenator as a valid genus.  As Dan puts it: "If Lulu Press is a valid 
outlet for nomenclatorial acts, then our lives have become immensely simpler."  
I agree with Dan that it's perplexing that the description was not simply 
re-submitted to a scientific journal, which would make Kayentavenator iron-clad 
from a nomenclatural perspective.  This "self-publication" route is a can of 
worms.  In a perfect world, the ICZN would shut down this loop-hole entirely."