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Re: Arambougiania Citation Redux
Quoting Tim Williams <email@example.com>:
David Marjanovic wrote:
As with _Gigantspinosaurus_, _Arambourgiana_ may not fulfill 9.9.
However, this is difficult to prove, given that (among other
things) it is
hard to pin down what exactly is meant by "primarily"?
Well, does it fulfill all the other requirements?
Probably. But a publication only needs to break one of the rules in
order to be deemed invalid by the ICZN. It just so happens that some
of the rules are so vague that they are virtually impossible to
apply. Article 9.9 is one of them.
While on the topic of names, a question regarding the derivation of
_Pantydraco_. I know that "Panty" refers to Pant-y-ffynnon in Wales.
But does anyone know what "panty" means in Welsh? ("A really good
time" is not the answer I'm after.)
Well, the "y" is actually the definite article. It looks to me like
"pant y ffynnon" would mean something like 'valley of the spring'.
Incidentally, it would be pronounced something like "PANT uh FUN-awn".
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan
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