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In a message dated 95-10-03 00:11:02 EDT, egood@vax7.curtin.EDU.AU writes:

>I'm assuming that you are questioning the 
>gender type of the name _Minmi_, as rex is male, regina is female,etc?
>Well, _Minmi_ is neither. Minmi Crossing is a town in central Queensland 
>where _Minmi_ was found. 

Right. But you should remember that the gender of the generic name need have
nothing to do with the gender of the thing from which it derives. The
"gender" is mainly a Latin grammatical convention.