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Re: New name for Syntarsus



Ah, yes, indeed, Most Gentleperson HP David Marjanovic,

You are, as usual, perfectly correct.

I cannot condone, nor condemn, past vendettas. However, let us meanwhile
together savor the bygone civilities of centuries past, when learned persons
could deftly strike and adroitly parry jibes and jests in a wide variety of
Indo-European languages, living and (especially!) defunct.

-= Tuck =-

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert G. Tuck Jr." <tuckr@digital.net>
To: <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>; "The Dinosaur Mailing List"
<dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: New name for Syntarsus


> Yes, Most Gentleperson HP David Marjanovic
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
> To: "The Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 7:16 PM
> Subject: Re: New name for Syntarsus
>
>
> > > [...]
> > > the whole tribe of gentle, humble toads (genus _Bufo_, family
Bufonidae)
> > may
> > > (or may not; take your pick) claim existence by way of a
not-so-subtle,
> > > indeed vicious, stab (by a well-placed rival) against the late-18th
> > Century
> > > naturalist, the Count of Bufon.
> >
> > Can't tell either whether that's a pun; that naturalist's name is
Georges
> > Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, unless I've forgotten another 5 first
> names
> > (probable).
> >
> > Isn't there an entelodont named after someone's museum director,
*Dinohyus
> > hollandi*? Normally naming an animal after someone is an honor for that
> > person, but in case of an entelodont... hm. (Called killer pigs in
Walking
> > with Beasts.)
> >
>