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Compsognathus corallestris



Stanley Friesen mentioned the second described species of
Compsognathus, C. corallestris, and said that the word
corallestris is a masculine/neuter adjective.  Actually this is
a common adjectival form in Latin:  the -is ending is masculine
or feminine, and the -e ending is neuter, so corallestris could
be either masculine or feminine, thus not helping to resolve the
gender of Compsognathus.

I'm not sure why Dinogeorge says -ceratops names must be feminine;
there are Greek words ending in -ops in the nominative singular
which are masculine:  Pelops (with an omicron), Kyklops (with omega).

George Pesely, Austin Peay State Univ.   peselyg@apsu01.apsu.edu