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Re: Antentonitirus pro-nun-see-a-shun?
Quoting Tommy Bradley <email@example.com>:
> Wow! A brand new Sauropod! And not just a new Sauropod, but the
> earliest one ever found!
> Having read through the various meesages sent in about this animals
> name, I've figured out the meaning (although I'm still trying to find
> "tonitrus" in the dictionary or on some of the Latin decryption sites I've
*tonitrus* is Latin for 'thunder', just as *bront-* is Greek for 'thunder'.
> But does anybody have any clue about pronouncing this tongue-twister of
> a taxon? I know it's "Anti...something."
I'd go with ann-teh-TONN-ih-truss
Spelling is "Antetonitrus", BTW.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan