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Re: [dinosaur] Anthracosauroid Eldeceeon redescribed + Permian discosauriscid fossil sites in Czech Republic



Romer (1947) lists Watson's classification with Anthracosauroideae and Loxommoideae being superfamilies, but maybe there was just less standardization at the time.

Mickey Mortimer


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Subject: Re: [dinosaur] Anthracosauroid Eldeceeon redescribed + Permian discosauriscid fossil sites in Czech Republic
 
Mickey Mortimer <mickey_mortimer111@msn.com> wrote:

> What's the story behind using the -oideae suffix for basal tetrapods, and isn't that automatically corrected to -oidea under the ICZN?


Unless Anthracosauroideae is explicitly used as a superfamily (a
coordinated family-level taxon), then the ICZN has no business
correcting the name to -oidea.  The name Anthracosauroideae was
originally erected by Watson (1929), and revived by Smithson (1985) as
a suborder of Anthracosauria (with Seymouriamorpha as the other
suborder).  So on that basis it shouldn't fall under the Code at all.