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RE: tiny-armed theropods

  Although coordinating the type species as specifiers for the clade 
definition, one could claim it could have anywhere from two to three type 


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> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 06:08:51 +0200
> From: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: 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.)