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Re: Sarahsaurus - new(ish) sauropodomorph from Arizona
On Mon, Dec 6th, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Ronald Orenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Dec 5, 2010, at 9:39 PM, Tim Williams <email@example.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
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