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Re: Arambougiania Citation Redux
Nick Pharris wrote:
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".
Yes, I reckon so too. The native name of Wales is "Cymru", which is
pronounced something like "Kumree". So the correct pronunciation of
_Pantydraco_ would probably be "Pant-uh-drak-o", if faithful to the original
Welsh. This fits in with what Nick said.
Incidentally the name _Pantydraco_ is just an abbreviation of Pant-y-ffynnon
combined with draco (dragon). No "dragon of the valley" (or anything
similar) is given explicitly as the intended etymology.
So is _Thecodontosaurus antiquus_ a nomen dubium? Or can material from the
monospecific assemblage be potentially used to maintain the validity of _T.
antiquus_? Or are both these questions to be addressed in a forthcoming
paper and I should JUST SHUDDUP ALREADY?
Apparently the answer is the second option.
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