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Re: Details on Protopteryx



> Mickey_Mortimer wrote:
> 
> Protopteryx Zhang and Zhou 2000
> P. fengningensis Zhang and Zhou 2000
> Etymology- "primitive feather from Fengning County", after the
> locality the holotype was discovered in.
> Barremian, Early Cretaceous
> Yixian Formation, Liaoning, China

Mickey

Is there a consensus on how this Genus is pronounced?  The "p" in
"pteryx" should be silent, as in "pterosaur", but this never seems to
have happened with Archaeopteryx.  Is this chap going to be
"PRO-toe-teryx", or "Pro-TOP-teryx", with the emphasis on the middle
syllable?  Please say that it will be the former - what is the point in
the ICZN mandating properly formed Latinate names if they are then
mangled by non-Latinate pronunciation?

cheers
Stephen