[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Peloroplites

David Marjanovic wrote:

  <The postcrania _is_???>

  It's is actually "The postcrania of *Cedarpelta* is described[.]" It is 
important to note here that "the postcrania" is being treated as a collective 
noun in application to *Cedarpelta*, a singular entity, for which it is 
permissible to use a singular tense. The use of "The postcrania are" would be 
referring to multiple taxa in this sense, rather than a single one, and 
*Cedarpelta* is the important element here.


Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)