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Re: Halimornis Sexual Identity Crisis?

From: "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: qilongia@yahoo.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu, vrtpaleo@usc.edu
CC: lchiappe@nhm.org
Subject: Halimornis Sexual Identity Crisis?
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 23:05:00 -0800 (PST)

Appologies for cross-posting:

  I have just read the paper describing *Halimornis thompsoni*, and found
an interesting _flexure_ in the etymology:

  *H. thompsoni* is named for _MRS._ W. Thompson, and as such, the ICZN
permits (though no longer requires) the name to be changed to reflect the
gender of the honoree. Thus, *H. thompsonAE.*

Second time this year AFAIK. Anyone thinking of Sinovenator changiae?

Nicholas Gardner

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