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Re: Goofy dinosaur names: (combined answer)

On 12/12/06, Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> wrote:

Or, if the species is referred to a pre-existing genus. I don't have _Tsaagan mangas_ in mind, but I do worry about _Mei long_. What happens if _Mei long_ is referred to _Sinovenator_, for example; we would get _Sinovenator long_.

Well, there's some precedent for nouns as trivial epithets: _Apatosaurus ajax_, _Becklespinax altispinax_, etc.

T. Michael Keesey
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