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Re: Leviathan melvillei -- preoccupied?

I have to admit when I heard the new name the first thing to pop in my head 
was: "How has no one used the name Leviathan yet?"



"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types 
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer

--- On Wed, 6/30/10, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:

> From: Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>
> Subject: Leviathan melvillei -- preoccupied?
> To: "dinosaur mailing list" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 7:22 PM
> I think the genus name Leviathan is
> preoccupied.
> For details, including some reference chasing, see:
> http://svpow.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/is-the-new-miocen-sperm-whale-leviathan-validly-named/