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RE: Andrew McDonald response re: European iguanodonts

  If it weren't for various actions to stabilize the name *Iguanodon* (type 
species, type specimen) away from the teeth, we'd be dealing with another taxon 
nominative of a group from which is couldn't be reasonably compared, a la 
*Titanosaurus* and *Troodon*.


Jaime A. Headden
The Bite Stuff (site v2)

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 

> Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 13:59:02 +1000
> From: tijawi@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Andrew McDonald response re: European iguanodonts
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.  wrote:
> > Please note that I am agnostic on this issue, and an interested in seeing
> > how this plays out. I think the most significant point here is that Greg
> > Paul certainly got the field pointed in the correct direction in
> > dismantling (dis-Mantell-ing, if you will...) the lumptastic genus
> > "Iguanodon".
> Yes, only _"Iguanodon" orientalis_ left now.