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Re: tiny-armed theropods
On Oct. 17th 02:21, Anthony Docimo wrote:
that reminds me - what is the type specimen of _Dinosauria_? surely
after over a century of new discoveries, it is even less secure than
_Troodon_'s type fossil in Troodontidae(sp).
Being above the family group of ranks, Dinosauria does not have a type
specimen, not even indirectly.
(In animal nomenclature, species have type specimens, genera have type
species, and so on; superfamilies have type families; taxa at higher
ranks lack types, which is often a distinct disadvantage.)