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RE: Raptorex, the new tiny tyrant

I wish they had thought about the species name formation a little more.  It
should be 'R. kriegsteinorum'.


Bill Parker
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Division of Resource Management
Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217
1 Park Road
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028
(928) 524-6228 x262

             "Thomas R. Holtz,                                             
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             09/17/2009 01:26          RE: Raptorex, the new tiny tyrant   
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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Jura
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:24 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Raptorex, the new tiny tyrant
> Wow, all this taxon needs is to have the species epithet end
> in -saurus, for it to be the most cliched name in dinosaur
> paleontology.

Hey, don't forget "-odon".

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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