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re: "Megapnosaurus" says farewell...



In a message dated Sun, 3 Feb 2002  5:57:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Michael 
Ivie <mivie@gemini.oscs.montana.edu> writes:

> your petty name would not be valid anyway. Further, if it
> were, it would be too bad you don't know something about languages so at
> least you could derive it properly (recommendation 11A of ICZN), as we
> did, 

Well, you almost did.  The stem of _megas_ is _megal-_, and the Greek word for 
'lifeless, dead' (literally 'breathless, unbreathing') is _apnoos_, not 
_apnos_.  Thus, "megalapnoosaurus" would be more correctly derived than 
_Megapnosaurus_.

--Nick P.