Opinion 2425 (Case 3700) – Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): Diplodocus longus Marsh, 1878 maintained as the type species

@article{Iczn2018Opinion2,
  title={Opinion 2425 (Case 3700) – Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): Diplodocus longus Marsh, 1878 maintained as the type species},
  author={Iczn Iczn},
  journal={The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature},
  year={2018},
  volume={75},
  pages={285 - 287}
}
  • Iczn Iczn
  • Published 31 December 2018
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Abstract. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has declined to use its plenary power to replace the type species of the sauropod dinosaur genus Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 with D. carnegii Hatcher, 1901. 

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Case 3700 Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): proposed designation of D. carnegii Hatcher, 1901 as the type species
TLDR
With the replacement of D. longus by D. carnegii as type species, Diplodocus could be preserved as a taxonomic name with generally accepted content and taxonomic stability of the entire clade diplodocoidea, and the proposed definitions of several clades within Sauropoda, could be maintained.
Comment (Case 3700) — Support for designating Diplodocus carnegii Hatcher, 1901 as the type species of Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
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  • Biology
    The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
  • 2017
TLDR
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Comment (Case 3700) — Support for the proposed designation of Diplodocus carnegii Hatcher, 1901, as type species of Diplodocus Marsh, 1878
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    The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
  • 2017
TLDR
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IN the previous articles of this series, the writer has recorded the more important characters of several groups of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic deposits of the Rocky Mountain region.* In the present
Diplodocus (Marsh): its osteology, taxonomy, and probable habits, with a restoration of the skeleton
The bringing together of a fairly representative collection of fossil vertebrates is a work not only entailing the expei:iditnre of considerable sums of money, but one -which also calls for no little