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RE: Holotype of Sunosuchus cf. thailandicus ?!



> > And later, in the same paper:
> > "There is no diagnostic feature that separates it from
> > the extremely fragmentary S. thailandicus, suggesting that
> > PIN 4174‒1 could be considered a synonym of S. thailandicus." (p. 7)
> >
> > Excuse my French*, but... what the heck !?
>
> So they think shartegensis could be a junior synonym of thailandicus.  This 
> is fine and interesting, but you can't make a cf. species a senior synonym of 
> a named species.

Also, a specimen can't be a synonym of a name (or of anything at all).