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Re: Darwin's young dead pet from Messel

Quoting Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com>:

Anyway, panic over: see this comment
from the Manager Editor of PLoS ONE: they have now printed fifty
identical copies of the article and made them available for purchase,
and the ICZN Executive Secretary (backed by another Commissioner)
advise that the article is now validly published, so that the name
Darwinius is now nomenclaturally valid.

Well, it seems that the editors of Plos ONE should print copies of the papers on Aerosteon, Panphagia and Maiacetus, and apparently also of those ugly ants, to make them valid and avoid this problem, before someone else tries to occupy these names or rename the specimens (although of course, this someone will suffer the consequences). The date of publication of Aerosteon will have to change from 2008 to 2009 in such a case...

And please, please, please, just go through the *Aerosteon* paper and replace all instances of "riocoloradensis" with "riocoloradense" first.

Greek *osteon* 'bone' is neuter. The "-is" ending on "riocoloradensis" can be either masculine or feminine, but to agree with a neuter noun it has to be "-e".

Nicholas J. Pharris