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Re: Ceratops (was RE: Glishades ericksoni, ...)
On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 11:23 AM, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I can't think of any other existing names for the clade, though. (Did
>> Cope or someone of his time propose another?)
> Agauthamidae Cope 1889? ;-)
Heh, yes, another nomen dubium....
I'm actually seeing conflicting citations online as to when the
families were named.
This sort of issue is actually a big problem for a project of mine.
I've been developing a tool (http://namesonnodes.org/) which
automatically applies phylogenetic definitions to phylogenetic
hypotheses. For it to do this, all of the specifiers have to be
present in the hypothesis. Hypotheses are generally loaded from
bioinformatics files (NexML, NEXUS, Newick), but good luck finding any
with Ceratops montanus (or Titanosaurus indicus, or Hadrosaurus
foulkii...). There are ways to manually add missing specifiers, but
that does defeat the purpose a bit.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies