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Re: It's here...The Czerkas book



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 2:11 AM

>   Incidentally, for an animal apparently without wings (sensu my
> observations on the juvenile Epidendro) the use of the appositive noun
> -_pteryx_ is interesting and ... perhaps ... politically motivated.

Well, it has feathers. And feather, as well as fin, is also pteryx.

> <<Omnivoropteryx sinousaorum>>
>
>   I gather the specific epithet honors China and the US? "Sino-" + "USA" +
> "-orum"....

Certainly. Like *Mamenchisaurus sinocanadorum*.