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Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential race

On 16 April 2012 22:10, Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:09 PM, David Marjanovic
> <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>> I think they should (at least for the most part) stop pretending to
>> recognize species at all. To most of the fossil record, only the most boring
>> morphological species concepts can be applied; you might as well call them
>> LITUs* instead of species. The only problem is that the ICZN forces everyone
>> to pretend to recognize species, because an organism can't bear a name at
>> all if it's not referred to a species.
> Yes, even better!

That's why, in dinosaur taxonomy, the unofficial definition of genus
is: "a two-word name for a distinctive specimen".

-- Mike.