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[dinosaur] Quetzalcoatlus northropi Lawson, 1975 binomen conserved (ICZN ruling)

Ben Creisler

A new paper:

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2019)
Opinion 2440 (Case 3728) â Quetzalcoatlus northropi Lawson, 1975 (Reptilia, Pterosauria): generic and specific names ruled available with the indicated authorship.
The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 76(1): 155-156
doi: https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a047


The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has conserved the binomen Quetzalcoatlus northropi for a species of pterosaur that is the largest known flying organism, by ruling that both the generic name Quetzalcoatlus Lawson, 1975 and specific name northropi Lawson, 1975 are available and take authorship from Lawson, 1975.

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