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Re: Tetanurae, etc.



In a message dated 10/26/99 12:23:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
jrhutch@socrates.berkeley.edu writes:

> Quick, trivial question: Are members of Tetanurae
>  properly called tetanurans or tetanurines?  Or what?  I've it differently
>  in several places and am not sure why.   Ditto for Avialae -- avialans or
>  avialians?  Avialines?  Avialidinians?

I don't know that it matters much, as long as people know what you're talking 
about.  I usually say tetanurans and avialans (though I still haven't really 
settled on a pronunciation for the latter).

--Nick P.