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RE: Stegosaur volume of Swiss Journal of Geosciences
On Sun, 19/9/10, Anthony Docimo <email@example.com> wrote:
> and again, I refer you to Basileosaurus (actually a whale), or
> Thylacaleo (not really a lion)....there are plenty of misnomers in the
> scientific names.
Yes. _Arrhinoceratops_ has a nasal horn, and _Diceratops_ has more than two
But I was referring specifically to your "marsupial mice" example. Marsupial
mice are classified within Marsupialia (family Dasyuridae), not Rodentia. So
the taxonomy corrects the mistaken impression given by the common name.
> I'm not asking for special pleading -- I'm asking that we keep it
> alive _until it is proven to be worth the paper I'm writing this email
I'm happy to keep Ceratopsidae alive. As long as we understand that (in the
absence of a definition that includes _Ceratops_) there is no reason to
*assume* that _Ceratops_ belongs in the clade Ceratopsidae.