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Re: Proper Vernaculars



In a message dated 12/22/98 3:02:41 AM EST, tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu writes:

<< Tetanurae, tetanuran or tetanurine?
 ... Neornithes, neornithean or neornithine?
 ... Ornithothoraces, ornithothoracean or ornithothoracine?
 ... Neognathae, neognath, neognathe, neognathan, or neognathine? >>

Here are what I would use:

Tetanuran
Neornithan
Ornithothoracean
Neognathan

The ending -ine should be reserved for members of subfamilies.