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Suchomimus pronunciation.

   Here's the entry of Ben's write up of Suchomimus.  For how to pronounce
the phenetics, see the introduction of the Translation and Pronunciation
Guide in the Omnipedia at http://www.dinosauria.com

>Here's the entry for Suchomimus. The preferred way to pronounce
>this would be like SOO-ko-MY-muss (rhymes with thymus), as
>indicated in the transcription. The "i" is long in Greek so it's best
>to treat as long in English.
><I><B>Suchomimus</B></I> Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Gado, Larsson,
>Lyon, Marcot, Rauhut, Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, G.P. Wilson &
>J.A. Wilson 1998 "crocodile mimic"
>SOOK-o-<B>MIEM</B>-us (Gr. <I>s<B>ou</B>khos</I> "crocodile" +
>Gr. <I>m<B>i</B>mos</I> "mimic, imitator") (m) named for a "low elongate
>snout and piscivorous adaptations" that make the skull resemble a
>fish-eating crocodilian such as the gavial; based on a partial
>skull and skeleton (MNN GDF500) found in the Elrhaz Formation
>(Aptian), Tenere Desert region, Niger. <I>Suchomimus</I> is a
>large (est. 11 m (36 ft)) spinosaurid theropod very similar to
><I>Baryonyx</I> but with a snout that is even more "long, low,
>and narrow." The skull is estimated at about 1.2 m (4 ft) in
>length, with a very long secondary palate and a rosette of large
>teeth at the tip of the upper and lower jaws. The teeth are
>slightly recurved and have subconical crowns with finely serrated
>margins and textured enamel (unlike the straight, unserrated
>teeth of <I>Spinosaurus</I> or the smooth enamel of crocodile
>teeth). As in <I>Baryonyx</I>, <I>Suchomimus</I> has (1) many
>small dentary teeth in the lower jaw behind the rosette, (2)
>nostrils shifted further back on the skull (posterior to the
>premaxillary teeth), and (3) robust forelimbs armed with very
>large curving claws, including a sickle-like thumb, that could be
>used like gaffing hooks on fish or other prey. <I>Suchomimus</I>
>also has tall blade-like neural spines along its back, rising
>into a low "sail" over the hip region (sacral vertebrae) and base
>of the tail--a contrast with <I>Spinosaurus</I>, in which the
>tallest part a much larger bony sail stands over the chest region
>(mid-dorsal vertebrae). Nearly 3.5 m (12 ft) high at the hips,
><I>Suchomimus</I> may have waded into rivers and lakes like a
>bear to catch fish, but probably could swim in deeper water as
>well, using its back legs and possibly its tail for propulsion.
>Type species: <I>Suchomimus</I> <I>tenerensis</I> [ten-e-REN-sis]
>"from Tenere (Desert)": "for the region of the Sahara in which it
>was discovered," the Tenere Desert in central Niger, west-central
>Theropoda Tetanurae Spinosauroidea Spinosauridae Baryonychinae
>Early Cretaceous (Aptian) Africa

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