[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Sarahsaurus - new(ish) sauropodomorph from Arizona

On Mon, Dec 6th, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Ronald Orenstein <ron.orenstein@rogers.com> 

> On Dec 5, 2010, at 9:39 PM, Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com> wrote:
> > A new sauropodomorph _Sarahsaurus aurifontanalis_ is described, but I
> > don't know if the publication date will be 2010 or 2011.  The name
> > references Sarah Butler, and Gold Spring, Arizona.  
> Oh, good - you had me worried for a moment......

I can see that specific name falling afoul of swear filters in years to come.

As for the generic name; is there no real need to use the feminine version of 
'saurus' (as in 
Leaellynasaura) if it is being named after a woman? 'Sarahsaura' would have 
rolled off the tongue 
so nicely...


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj