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Re: Metaves and Coronaves

Quoting Christopher Taylor <ck.taylor@auckland.ac.nz>:

> >       (And isn't Pteroclididae the spelling?)
>     I've got a suspicion that, if anything, the correct spelling is
> Pterocleidae - I've seen all three, but simply went with the spelling used
> by Houde and Fain. I think this question was debated here not so long ago,
> wasn't it, with no well-established answer?

It depends what the etymology of the name is.  If (as I think I recall) the
second element is Greek _kleis_ 'key', then the family name should be
"Pteroclididae" or "Pterocleididae".

Nick Pharris
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan