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Re: Details on Santanaraptor
In a message dated 9/8/00 6:09:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Santanaraptor Kellner 1999
> S. placidus Kellner 1999
> etymology- "Placido's Santana plunderer", Santana being the formation it
> found in and Placido Cidade Nuvens the founder of the Museo de Santana do
I didn't realize before that that was the rationale for the species name. If
they had wanted to name the animal in honor of Placido, it should have been
"_placidoi_"; or, if they wanted to get artsy, they could have used the
genitive of the Latin version of the name: "_placidi_".
But _Santanaraptor placidus_ means "placid (slow, peaceful) Santana snatcher"!
At least, that's how I read it...