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30 April 2020 Case 3815 – Tyrannosauridae Osborn, 1906 (Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Deinodontidae Cope, 1866 and Dryptosauridae Marsh, 1890
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The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve at both the family and superfamily level the widely used family-group name Tyrannosauridae (-oidea) Osborn, 1906 (Dinosauria, Theropoda), which is threatened by its senior subjective synonyms Deinodontidae (-oidea) Cope, 1866 and Dryptosauridae (-oidea) Marsh, 1890. Strict application of the Code would result in unnecessary confusion in dinosaur taxonomy since the names Tyrannosauridae and Tyrannosauroidea have been used consistently in the vertebrate paleontological literature since the 1970s with only a very few exceptions.

Chan-gyu Yun "Case 3815 – Tyrannosauridae Osborn, 1906 (Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Deinodontidae Cope, 1866 and Dryptosauridae Marsh, 1890," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 77(1), 29-34, (30 April 2020). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v77.a008
Published: 30 April 2020
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