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RE: nomina nuda



> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 21:51:59 -0700
> From: tijawi@yahoo.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> CC: tijawi@yahoo.com
> Subject: RE: Pickering's nomina nuda (was RE: Rob Gay's print-on-demand  
> publication of Kayentavenator elysiae
> 
> 
> OK, I'm going to name a new species of _Tyrannosaurus_, and I'm going to 
> submit it as a Letter to Playboy.  (People only ever read Playboy for the 
> articles anyway).  "Tyrannosaurus mofo" I'm going to call it, diagnosed by an 
> extra-large pubic shaft.  Somehow I'm going to work the diagnosis into the 
> narrative of my Letter.  If Playboy turns me down, I'm off to Lulu.com.
> 

Not a good analogy unless you can show us a real _Tyrannosaurus_ specimen with 
an "extra-large" pubic shaft.  No one is advocating that the ICZN should 
recognize self-published taxonomy of fictional dinosaurs!
                                          
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