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Re: ICZN



>In a message dated 95-09-28 15:03:22 EDT, Stang1996@aol.com writes:
>
>>_Paravertibra_, I would guess _Minmi_ is feminine.
>
>It's _paravertebra_, and its gender doesn't bear on the gender of the generic
>name, because it is a noun in apposition to the generic name. As in _Edmarka
>rex_: _Edmarka_ is feminine, but _rex_ is masculine. So you can't infer the
>gender of the generic name from the specific epithet in this instance--just
>when the specific epithet is adjectival. As far as I know, a gender for
>_Minmi_ hasn't yet been specified.

Minmi is an aboriginal spirit of unspecified gender (I think). Ralph, can
you come out of lurkerdom and help here?

Cheers, Paul

pwillis@ozemail.com.au