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Re: Tsaagan mangas - new dromaeosaurid from Mongolia

My point wasn't the "mangas" part at all, and perhaps "goofy" wasn't the proper word.

When the whole scientific naming concept got started, as I recall, Latin and Greek were used for naming because they were dead languages and would not change over time. This would be good for ensuring stability in nomenclature.

With that said, Mongolian and Chinese are definitely not dead languages, and thus would not be particularly suited for naming taxa, except where place names are concerned. Though, I suppose this would also be a strike against "Supersaurus" as a name...