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Re: Leviathan melvillei -- preoccupied?
I thought the same. Of course, I thought it was going to turn out to have
been used by an arthropod, but still...
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> From: Mike Taylor <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Leviathan melvillei -- preoccupied?
>> To: "dinosaur mailing list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 7:22 PM
>> I think the genus name Leviathan is
>> For details, including some reference chasing, see:
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