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Re: Sinovenator: Emendation needed!



In a message dated 2/15/02 12:07:16 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
NJPharris@aol.com writes:

<< In a message dated 2/14/02 3:50:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
 david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:
 
 > 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! >>

Very cute. Time for you guys to contact paleo editor Henry Gee at Nature with 
this little correction.