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RE: Ceratops (was RE Glishades ericksoni, ...)





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> Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 21:02:49 -0700
> From: tijawi@yahoo.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Ceratops (was RE: Glishades ericksoni, ...)
>
> Michael Mortimer wrote:
>
 
> It is different because _Ceratops montanus_ is a nomen dubium, so the name is 
> limited to the type specimen *only*. As a nomen dubium, no further material 
> can be referred to _C. montanus_, and the type specimen for _C. montanus_ 
> cannot be referred to another genus or species. This is the unhappy fate of a 
> nomen dubium.
 
 So.....even if, early tomorrow morning, someone unearths a fossil identical to 
the _Ceratops montanus_ type specimen, it doesn't matter?                       
                  
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