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Re: Darwin's young dead pet from Messel
names like Darwinius, Maiacetus, Panphagia and Aerosteon
Oh, *Panphagia* was published in PLoS ONE, too? That's good, because it
means the name can still be fixed. You see, it's an atrocity.
Meant to mean "everything-eater", it doesn't have the right suffix. -ia
suggests an abstract noun, like "all-eatery" or something. That ending also
makes the word feminine, which clashes with the masculine *protos*. Had it
been validly published, we'd be stuck with all of this, even the gender
mismatch because only Latin adjectives must fit according to the ICZN. This
way there's still hope!