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Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds
>>>Actually, ICZN rules frown on naming a species
Damn! There goes my dream of "Donodon".
--- Tim Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> Roberto Takata wrote:
> >My votes go to: Gasosaurus (in honor to the gas
> company that funded
> >the research) and Technosaurus (every time that I
> hear it I
> >immediately think in Drumbassaurus, Acidjazzsaurus,
> The name _Gasosaurus_ does indeed reference a local
> gas-mining company.
> However, there is a double meaning in that the
> Chinese name *qilong*
> translates loosely as "gas-dragon" or "gas-lizard" -
> formed from the words
> *qi* (energy, flow, air, gas) and *leong*/*long*
> (dragon, king, emperor).
> BTW, I'm not sure that the gas company actuallly
> funded the excavation, or
> the ensuing research. The version I heard (which
> may be incorrect) says
> that Dong Zhiming named the specimen _Gasosaurus_ to
> placate the company,
> who wanted to build on the fossil site. Naming the
> dinosaur in their honor
> was part of the negotiations. That's also the
> spirit behind the species
> name _constructus_, I believe.
> >Well, we could establish a contest: which is the
> worst dinosaur generic
> >name ever coined?
> My nomination is _Bambiraptor_.
> >Technosaurus (every time that I hear it I
> immediately think in
> >Drumbassaurus, Acidjazzsaurus, Ravesaurus...)
> It's supposed to make you think of Texas Tech
> University. :-)
> Andrew Simpson wrote:
> > Feeling pretty darn good about myself I have
> decided to name it
> >AndrewSimpsonLordandMasteroftheUniverse-Ruler of
> Yeah, that name really rolls of the tongue, doesn't
> Actually, ICZN rules frown on naming a species after