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In a message dated 12/17/01 8:10:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Unfortunately, etymological correctness (especially regarding combining
> forms of names or nouns) isn't obligatory for generic names. Remember
> _Mussaurus_, _Confuciusornis_, _Lazarussuchus_, ...
Combining form isn't even really the right way to think about it. The Latin
"word" for "crane" is gru-, which happens to have an -s added to it in
certain grammatical constructions, such as when it is used as the subject of