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Re: Pluralizing [Was Re: Bouncing Allosaurs]



On 9 Jan 2001 archosaur@usa.net wrote:

> Mike Taylor <mike@tecc.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > P.S.  For anyone else who didn't know, I have been told in private
> > correspondence that the correct plural of "Allosaurus" is "Allosauri"
> > -- which I guess is obvious, by analogy with Hippopotamus, if I'd
> > spotted the similarity.
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> Um, since _Allosaurus_ is a taxonomic term, wouldn't its plural be
> _Allosaurus_?
>
> I could have sworn there was some rule that stated that the plural and
> singular of generic and specific names was the same.

You are correct.

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