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Re: Albertaceratops (simpson's bi-annual b*tch about dino naming)
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From: "Anthony Docimo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:35 AM
so...its better to be named after a mythical woman-monster,
If it looks like one... and except for the beak, it's close enough...
than it is to be named after a woman
Nope, a man, some Prince Albert or other.
and a province of Canada?
That's frankly boring.
Naming fossils after places also bears the danger that the names may not fit
for long. Think of *Seymouria sanjuanensis*, named after the place in
(...oops... Texas? New Mexico?) where it was first discovered -- later it
was found in Germany, too...
are we re-naming Albertasaurus too?
*Albertosaurus* is expressedly named after the man after whom the province
is named. Therefore the o.
We're not renaming anything because we can't (ICZN, www.iczn.org). However,
I still agree with Mickey.