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Re: Platecarpus tympaniticus - how to analyze a nomen dubium

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:
> I've just argued that I don't think it does. ÂThe wording is that
> "when a clade name is converted from a preexisting typified name or is
> a new or converted name derived from the stem of a typified name, the
> definition of the clade name must use the type species of that
> preexisting typified name [...] as an internal specifier", but in the
> scenario I outlined, the clade name Ceratopsia woulkd NOT be "derived
> from the stem of a typified name" -- it would be derived from the
> words for "horned face".

You were talking about "Ceratopsidae" (which is covered by Art. 11.7),
not "Ceratopsia" (which isn't).

T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California