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Re: Raptorex, the new tiny tyrant

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Jura <pristichampsus@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.

Actually, I can't think of a single dinosaur species where the
*species epithet* ends in "-saurus".

"Raptorex" seems a very odd way to combine the root words, kind of
like "crooking" ("crook" + "king").
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California