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Re: Specific names



In a message dated 10/15/99 7:59:08 PM EST, sarima@ix.netcom.com writes:

<< >(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. >>

This would be Llewellyn Ivor Price, perhaps Brazil's foremost vertebrate 
paleontologist of the 20th century and a protege of Alfred Sherwood Romer. As 
a field paleontologist he collected numerous fossil vertebrates from all over 
Brazil, including dinosaur material, and as an artist he provided some of the 
illustrations for Romer's _Vertebrate Paleontology_.