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Re: Pickering's nomina nuda (was RE: Rob Gay's print-on-demand publication of Kayentavenator elysiae
Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Nevertheless, it is a frightening thought that if Pickering had
> > bothered to deposit his 'works', and made them accessible,
> > that we might have been stuck with all his horrible monikers
> > ("Elaphrosaurus philtippetensis", and so on).
> Wouldn't that name have implied that Phil Tippet gave birth
> to an elaphrosaur? :-)
Yes. You see what trouble these self-published names can cause? Poor Phil...
He also named "Altispinax lydekkeri-huenensis" (Pickering, 1984). I don't even
want to imagine what particular set of circumstances gave rise to *that* name...