Talk:Crocodilia

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Hi, its Crocodilia Owen, 1842 or Crocodylia Gmelin, 1789 ? Recently i found a paper from Martin & Benton (Syst. Biol. 57, 2008) that comment: "For clarity, we suggest that the term Crocodylia should be used" (...) “Crocodilia” has been widely used in textbooks and defines exactly the same thing as Crocodylia: Protosuchia, Mesosuchia, and Eusuchia. Reasons for preferring the usage of Crocodylia over Crocodilia are expressed by Dundee (1989)." In Dundee (Syst. Zool. 8, 1989), "Because of the lack of rules applying to higher category nomenclature, Owen's "Crocodilia" would have priority if the Code rules applied to categories above the family-group, but if the Code were extended to the ordinal category then rule 32 (c) iii indicates that Owen's and Schmidt's appellations were misspelled, therefore Crocodylia is the apropriate ordinal name". Crocodylia is widely used in recent paleontological papers. Burmeister (talk) 14:42, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

There is no Code-regulated answer to this question, as the Code does not regulate names above family-group Stho002 (talk) 00:15, 11 June 2010 (UTC)