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RE: When carnivores kill other carnivores... (Morrison movie questions)



> 1) Is Saurophaganax a distinct species, or is it just a very large 
> Allosaur of another species? (And under what circumstances do you 
> capitalize the name of a species?)

    One point that might be confusing the issue - it used to be common
practice as late as the early 1900s to capitalise species names derived
from proper names and/or nouns in apposition (so you would see e.g.
_Iguanodon Mantelli_). As other people have already indicated, this
practice is no longer valid - species names are now never capitalised,
and if you encounter a capitalised species name in an old reference, the
capital should be converted to a small letter.

    Cheers,

        Christopher Taylor

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