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Re: Abberatiodontus (was Re: Horner and Goodwin on Triceratops)



I can live with _Aberratiodontus_, given that there are plenty
of zoological names that end in -dontus, [...]

Oh, OK. But that still leaves "aberratio", the aberration -- a complete noun in the nominative.


For _Aberratiodontus_, the sloppy nomenclature is part of a larger problem
of a poorly written original description.

It would certainly help if the fossil weren't split right through every bone. The bones are only visible from the inside, as longitudinal sections.