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-i? -orum? ACK!
After browsing through the DML archives countless times, it seems that there
has been no resolution to that long-standing issue:
When does the species epithet end with -i, and when does it end with -orum?
Has there been any consensus? I know that -i is used when referring to
individuals, and -orum when referring to more than one person, but the sheer
number of dinosaur names with both variations is driving me nuts.
_Bambiraptor feinbergi_? Or _Bambiraptor feinbergorum_
_Utahraptor ostrommaysi_? Or _Utahraptor ostrommaysorum_ (I think the plural
should be correct for this one, although I still keep seeing the singular
spelling pop up)
_Avaceratops lammersi_? Or _Avaceratops lammersorum_ (Should I shut up about
this one as well, given that George Olshevsky and Peter Dodson haven't quite
resolved this yet?)
_Sauropelta edwardsi_? Or _Sauropelta edwardsorum_?
_Gargoyleosaurus parkpini_? Or _Gargoyleosaurus parkpinorum_?
_Tenontosaurus tilletti_? Or _Tenontosaurus tillettorum_?
Or is it still the same ol' 'whatever you prefer, really, but by right it
ought to be -orum' consensus?
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