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Re: Magnapaulia, "new" lambeosaurine from Baja California, Mexico
a matter of practicability, though. Equivalent to "antelope".
Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut
für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt.
Gaius Julius Caesar
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Matthew Martyniuk <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:06 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I understand where you are coming from, but I think that the
>> disproportionate number of dinosaur genera is deceptive, that's all.
> I'd argue the opposite--having genera with many included species is
> deceptive for the average person. How many average science enthusiasts
> know that "Psittacosaurus" is a category of animals containing dozens
> of unique and distinct species? Including this diversity in the single
> label "Psittacosaurus" effectively hides that diversity from everyone
> but specialists.