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Re: "Beyond T-Rex"

At 08:53 AM 2/3/98 -0500, Steve Tomporowski wrote:
>Now I admit that I never tried to pronounce them, but 
>instead of Giganotosaurus sounding like "gigantic", they pronounced it like 
>it was the Irish dancing dinosaur

Rodolfo Coria, who co-named the beast with Leonardo Salgado, prefers the
pronounciation used: Ji-ga-No-to-Saur-us.  In any case, the "n" HAS to go
with the "o", rather than at the end of a "gan" syllable.  Otherwise, the
middle word element of the name, "noto-" (for "southern") would be lost.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661