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Re: Platecarpus tympaniticus - how to analyze a nomen dubium



On 22 September 2010 20:48, Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com> wrote:
>   I gotta back Mickey up on this. It is unreasonably naive to assume that 
> *Ceratopsia* was not, intrinsically, based on *Ceratops*, rather than the 
> stems of the combined words _keratos_ and _ops_. As such, the name (as was 
> *Ceratopsomorpha*) were based on usage of the name of Marsh's very original 
> taxon.

I didn't for a moment think that this wasn't true.

But I don't see why that means we have to follow suit in naming a clade.