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Sinovenator: Emendation needed!
David Marjanovic sent this earlier, but no one seems to have taken notice.
In a message dated 2/14/02 3:50:28 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Just had a look at
> http://www.fieldmuseum.org/museum_info/press/press_sinovenator.htm... says
> Zhang Miman is a woman. Thus the name *Sinovenator chang_ii_* must already
> be emended, no?
Dang, beat me to it! However, you are correct. From the article:
"Etymology...The specific name honours Meeman Chang of the IVPP for *her*
significant role in the study of the Jehol fauna" (emphasis added).
The name will need to be emended to _S. changiae_. The -i- Latinizes Chang's
name, but it does not make her male!