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Re: Largest Dinosaurs





David Marjanovic wrote:

http://www.proyectodino.com.ar/Dinos/Futalognkosaurus.html



"Nombre: en mapuce Futa significa grande o gigante; Lognko es jefe o cacique. Su traducciÃn serÃa el gran jefe de los dinosaurios."

"Big Boss lizard"?

Does someone know how to pronounce the gn here? Like Spanish Ã, transcribed
because the ICZN doesn't allow diacritics? Or is it copied from a typo for
ng?



Translation of the first paragraph:

Name: in mapuce (a native languaje from Argentina, nothing to do with Spanish) "Futa" means great or giant; "Lognko" is chief. The meaning would be great chief of the dinosaurs.

So, as it is not Spanish, I donÂt know how "gn" should be pronounced.

Saludos.

Nino.

B. P. PÃrez-Moreno.
Unidad de PaleontologÃa
Universidad AutÃnoma de Madrid
Madrid, Spain.