Subj: Re: Will the real Futabasaurus please stand
Date: 98-06-29 23:12:42 EDT
In a message dated 98-06-29 21:47:59 EDT,
<< Tyrannosauroid or plesiosaur? >>
Futabasaurus is just a nomen nudum that appeared in a popular account
Japanese dinosaurs, not a properly described genus. So anybody can call
anything Futabasaurus until the genus is formally published with
type species and type specimen, and so forth. The Japanese are particularly
fond of naming vertebrate fossils after localities, as in "Futaba-ryu,"
then translates into English as "Futabasaurus." So there could be both a
tyrannosaur and a plesiosaur "Futabasaurus."
In karate, ryu, to the best of my limited knowledge of Japanese, generally means "way"; as in Wado-ryu and Isshin-ryu being the systems or way of the traditional Japanese karate styles Wado and Isshin.