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Re: Leptorhynchos, new caenagnathid theropod from Late Cretaceous of North America

What Jaime said. There are already plenty of dinosaur-plant homonyms,
e.g. Gastonia.

But this is going to be a problem if we ever do enact a nomenclatural
code for all life. The [draft] PhyloCode has a recommendation for
addressing the issue here:

Thus if "Leptorhynchos" the plant genus and "Leptorhynchos" the animal
genus were ever converted to clade names under the PhyloCode, it
should be either as "Leptorhychos" (animal) and "Phyto-Leptorhynchos"
(plant), or preferably "Leptorhynchos" (plant) and "Zoo-Leptorhynchos"

(That said, it's pretty questionable whether the name of a
monospecific genus is worth converting at all.)

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM,  <john-schneiderman@cox.net> wrote:
> Sorry folks, but a new name is needed for this caenagnathid. Leptorhynchos,
> is preoccupied--Leptorhynchos is a genus of annual or perennial herbs in the
> family Asteraceae.
> John Schneiderman

T. Michael Keesey