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Re: 3 questions about Longisquama
The correct is LONGISQUAMIDAE
Latin squama, genitive squamae
The inffix -at- only appear in Greek neuter names like haima (genitive
haimatos), dogma (g. dogmatos), gramma (g. grammatos), omma (g. ommatos).
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Kinman <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 6:32 PM
Subject: 3 questions about Longisquama
> One question about nomenclature, and the other two questions are
> (1) Is Family Longisquamidae the correct spelling, or would the
> spelling be Longisquamatidae?
> (2) Thomas Holtz said that "most" archosauromorphs have at least 8
> cervical vertebrae. Anybody know any of the exceptions that don't have at
> least 8 cervical vertebrae?
> (3) Is it possible that Sharov was mistaken in stating that
> is acrodont. Could it possibly be subthecodont or something in between
> acrodont and subthecodont?
> Thanks, Ken
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