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Re: JVP 29(2) Spoiler Alert
David Marjanovic wrote:
> >> Nope, it's Angulamastacator (although I had the same reaction).
There seems to be a lot of this <headdesk> going on lately. :-)
> It has to be wondered if this falls under Article 32.5.
Unfortunately, no. 32.5.1 states "Incorrect transliteration or latinization,
or use of an inappropriate connecting vowel, are not to be considered
inadvertent errors." So we're stuck with it. Improperly formed genera such as
_Gigantspinosaurus_, _Confuciusornis_, _Aberratiodontus_, and the one above
can't be changed. Same goes for typographical errors, such as the species
names of _Sinornithosaurus millenii_ (millennium has two n's).
I guess the ICZN takes the view that correct transliteration and latinization
are the responsibility of the author(s).