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Re: Quantassaurus or Quantasaurus

Paul Willis wrote:
> >At 06:21 8/16/1997 GMT, tuckr@digital.net wrote:
> >>> Quantassaurus
> >>
> >>    I have it as _Qantasaurus_ Rich, 1997 [nomen nudum]. Am I anywhere
> >>close to correct?
> >>    Is this Number 809 on the "DinoGeorge All-Time Official Orthodox List of
> >>Dinosaur Genera?"
> >
> >OK fellows, which is the correct spelling?
> Although I haven't seen it written down, if it is named after the airline,
> it should be Qantasaurus.
> Cheers,
> Paul
> Dr Paul M.A. Willis
> Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
> Quinkana Pty Ltd
> pwillis@ozemail.com.au

I have seen "Qantassaurus" in a newspaper (and aren't they such
accurate sources *sarcasm*). "Quantasaurus" seems like it would
mean "discrete packets of sub-atomic energy" reptile. I'd prefer
the double S to distinguish the two root words, but then I
didn't name the beast. Then again I still see "Mussaurus" and
Mussasaurus" floating about.

        Dann Pigdon
        Melbourne, Australia