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RE: Pickering's nomina nuda
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> Datum: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:10:26 +0200 (CEST)
> Von: Martin Baeker <email@example.com>
> An: Dinosaur Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Betreff: RE: Pickering\'s nomina nuda
> If I understand correctly, to name a species you have to name a
> holotype. Would it be helpful to demand that species can only be named
> by someone who had physical access to the holotype? So you would have
> to say "The holotype is specimen XYZ123 to which author A had access
> from ... to ..."
> This would prevent outsiders (like me) from naming species as I like,
> it would have possibly also prevented Megaapnosaurus and may be others.
*Megapnosaurus* is not a new genus, it's only a new name for the genus that
contains *"Syntarsus" rhodesiensis*. This is not something that requires
knowing anything about the specimen, it's pure nomenclature -- a new label for
the same thing, with no changes to our knowledge of the thing.