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RE: NG web cam



Actually, it has an "-ia" name; more than that I'm not allowed to say...

Also, a reminder: "Rinchenia" is NOT a formal name yet.

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> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> christian farrell kammerer
>
> Indeed, the web cam's zoom function is about the next best thing to
> actually being there. And I'd just like to say my goodness, awesome has a
> new name, and it's, well, actually it doens't have a name YET but it
> exists in
> the form of the "unnamed oviraptorosaur" (from the reconstruction, I'd say
> oviraptorid for sure). And remember, scientists doing the naming out
> there, you cannot break the "oviraptorid name pattern" already firmly
> established in the literature, namely a four-syllable genus ending in
> raptor, then a 4-syllable genus ending in "ia", and back again.
> (Oviraptor, Ingenia,
> Conchoraptor, Rinchenia...see?) So the new one has to be
> [Something]raptor!
> I'm kidding, of course (would be nice, though).