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RE: Tsaagan mangas - new dromaeosaurid from Mongolia

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Jamie Stearns
> I'm just as much for being "multicultural" or whatever as anyone else, but I 
> think this critter's reached the "name is too goofy for its own good" point. 
> It just seems that the traditional foundation of using Greek and Latin for 
> scientific naming is being virtually tossed out the window with the new 
> dinosaur discoveries from far-off lands. Just an observation of mine that 
> I've had for a while...

Hey, _Tsaagan mangas_ is a cool name. It is Mongolian for "white monster".

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