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Re: Shandongornipes muxiai 120-million-year-old fossilized footprints

Quoting Janet m vandenburgh <van02@cox.net>:


Apparently the honoree of the species epithet is a teenage girl. If this were a body-fossil name, it would have to be emended to *muxiaae* (yuck; I think I would fudge it to *muxiae*). Does ichnotaxonomy have any such similar rules?

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."
    --Edwin H. Land