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Re: Compsognathus corallestris



In a message dated 97-03-06 12:50:11 EST, PESELYG@APSU01.APSU.EDU writes:

<< 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). >>

This gender ambiguity may be the basis for the ICZN ruling that _ceratops_ is
masculine. Certainly the root _ops_ itself is feminine; it is an alternate
name for the Titan[ess] Rhea, mother of the Greek gods and goddesses.