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Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds
Dear Donodon and List,
Yeah, and that shoots my beloved Cliffosaururus imperatus straight to
----- Original Message -----
From: "don ohmes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds
> Tim wrote:
> >>>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,
> > Ravesaurus...)
> > 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
> > all
> > >he
> > Survays-Kingofpaleontologicalstudyosaurustopsodon
> > Yeah, that name really rolls of the tongue, doesn't
> > it?
> > Actually, ICZN rules frown on naming a species after
> > oneself.
> > Cheers
> > Tim