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Re: Stegosaur volume of Swiss Journal of Geosciences



 > the ICZN ideology of the type of Stegosaurus being the model species

That's historical only. The type species does not have to be typical in any way under the ICZN. That's why Alain Dubois has been campaigning for years to replace the term "type" by "onomatophore" ( = "name-bearer").

However, the ICZN does say or imply that if the name of the type species is a nomen dubium, so is the genus name, and the names of all eponymous taxa from subtribe to superfamily (grandfamily, gigafamily, whatever).