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Re: tiny-armed theropods

What /would/ the type specimins be for dinosauria? Megalosaurus and
Iguanodon (old name /and/ representative, at least as saur and ornith
ischians?) Or would it be /passer domesticus/, as a living
representative? Again, pretending that it was necessary or feasible?

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM, Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com> wrote:
>   Although coordinating the type species as specifiers for the clade 
> definition, one could claim it could have anywhere from two to three type 
> specimens.
> Cheers,
>  Jaime A. Headden
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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.)

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