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Re: Specific names



At 09:07 AM 10/14/99 -0700, dbensen wrote:
>(Staurikosaurus) pricei

This is an honorific, honoring a person named Price.
It is the genitive of the latinized form of the name.
That is it means Price's Staurikosaur.
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>(Heterodontosaurus) tucki

Tuck's Heterodontosaur.
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>(Apatosaurus) ajax
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>(Stegosaurus) armatus
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>(Compsognathus) longipes

Long Foot (or perhaps Large Foot).
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>(Cycnorhamphus) suevicus
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This means "From Swabia", which is a state in Germany.

>(Caudipteryx)  zoui
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Zou's Tailwing.

>Asioryctes nemegetensis

>From the Nemegt, a region in central Asia (it is also the name of the
geological formation from which the fossil came).
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>(Avimimus) portentosus
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>Deltatheridium pretrituberculare tardum
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Before Three Tubercles/Bumps
What this signifies, I cannot say.

>Kamtobaatar kuczynskii
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Kuczynski's Kamtobataar.

>(Erlikosaurus) andrewsi
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Andrews' Erlikosaurus

>(Parksosaurus) warrenae
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Feminine genitive of Warren.
Ms. Warren's Parksosaurus.

>( Struthiomimus) altus
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Tall or High.

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