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Re: Who put the anus in zhaoianus?
Dino Guy Ralph (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
<I understand that the suffix, "-i," is a singular possessive designation,
and that "-orum" designates a plural possessive. What does "-ianus" as in
_Microraptor zhaoianus_ mean?>
From the Latin -ianus, origin of our common "derives from" genetive
"-ian" as in "from Canada" = Canad + ian.
-i (masc. sing. genitive)
-ae (fem. sing. genitive)
-orum (masc. plur. genitive)
-arum (fem. plur. genitive)
-ensis (masc. locational genitive)
-ianus (adj. masc. genitive)
http://csssrvr.entnem.ufl.edu/~jhf/kiss24.htm explains some of the
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