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Re: Albertaceratops (simpson's bi-annual b*tch about dino naming)
David Marjanovic wrote:
than it is to be named after a woman
Nope, a man, some Prince Albert or other.
I'm pretty sure the Canadian province of Alberta was named after a woman:
Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.
*Albertosaurus* is expressedly named after the man after whom the province
is named. Therefore the o.
Hmmm... I thought the 'o' was an arbitrary choice on the part of the author.
The connecting 'a' was also dropped in _Montanoceratops_ (named after
Montana). On the other hand, an 'a' was added to give _Leaellynasaura_
(named after Leaellyn).
We're not renaming anything because we can't (ICZN, www.iczn.org).
Yes, no matter how inappropriate a name is, it cannot be changed for that
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