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Re: Pantydraco and the worst dinosaur name

Funny, we had Megapnosaurus (Syntarsus) too but it was cut! from the show!  I 
guess Gasosaurus and Megapnosaurus just can't get respect anywhere.  Now I NEED 
to get Pantydraco in there to fill the void.


On Mar 10, 2011, at 6:53 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

> Rumor has it that Raath actually had come up with a replacement name, but
> got scooped by the Megapnosaurus paper.
> On Thu, March 10, 2011 6:42 pm, Jaime Headden wrote:
>>   While some of the names mentioned are pretty bad, I think
>> *Megapnosaurus* takes the booby prize. There is so much that is insulting
>> and _wrong_ about that name that anything that attempts to redeem it
>> fails.
>>   While I [severely dislike] it, use is mandatory so long as authors
>> recognize *Coelophysis rhodesiensis* as a unique taxon from *Coelophysis*.
>> Me, I think just using *Coelophysis rhodesiensis* should be sufficient.
>> "Syntarsides" or "Syntarsipes" (names are not currently occupied) or
>> something reminiscent of the name could have been useful -- and may be
>> necessary for *Syntarsus kayentakatae* -- but not any longer, and so long
>> as we apply any part of the ICZN to nomenclatural priority, the hypocrisy
>> of not doing so for *rhodesiensis* should gall the author. Shame on them.
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