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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #176
In a message dated 11/4/01 11:33:49 AM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< P. S.: I understand you once emended *Aublysodon molnaris* Paul 1988 to *A.
molnari*? Doesn't matter much, now that it's all *T. rex*, but the -is
ending was totally correct, because Molnar ends in -ar like Caesar,
exemplar, calcar etc. which all have -is in the genitive; -i is their dative
ending. *A. molnari* must end as a misspelling/objective junior synonym.
"Redde Molnari quae sunt Molnaris" ;-) >>
This is why Greg did it that way first, as far as I know. But since Molnar is
not a Latin name, the correct ICZN way to form the genitive is by adding the
suffix -i. Greg himself changed it in later printings of PDW.