Case 3487 Megalosaurus crenatissimus Depéret, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus; Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:M. T. Carrano, Krause, D. W. , O'Connor, P. M. , Sampson, S. D.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:261
Date Published:09/2009
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ABELISAURIDAE, Archosauria, Cretaceous., Dinosauria, Madagascar, Majungasaurus, Majungatholus atopus, Megalosaurus, Megalosaurus crenatissimus, Nomenclature, Reptilia, taxonomy, Theropoda

The purpose of this application, under Articles 75.5 and 75.6 of the Code, is to replace the existing, non-diagnostic holotype of Megalosaurus crenatissimus Depéret, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus) by a neotype. The designation of a neotype is necessary to conserve the prevailing usage and concept of the species.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith