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In a message dated 4/10/00 3:36:29 AM EST, KiernanCR@aol.com writes:
<< No one (at least no one I've read) has written here that the species name
problematic. It isn't. _feinbergi_ is a fair and scientifically appropriate
tribute to the boy who discovered the skeleton. But, as far as I can tell,
Bambi played no role in the recovery of this fossil and so deserves no
The species name >is< problematic! As I wrote before, and, now that I have an
actual copy of the paper, I do verify, the species epithet honors two
persons, Ann and Michael Feinberg, and must therefore be spelled
_feinbergorum_ according to ICZN rules.
Regarding the root Bambi, the paper nowhere mentions the Disney movie or the
Salten book, saying only that this was a nickname given to the fossil about
the time it was discovered that is being incorporated into the formal name.